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कद्दू का रायता - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Kaddu ka Raita in Hindi) 

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kaddu ka raita recipe | red pumpkin raita | healthy kaddu ka raita | with 23 amazing images.

kaddu ka raita recipe | red pumpkin raita | healthy kaddu ka raita is a simple accompaniment for any Indian meal. Learn how to make red pumpkin raita.

To make kaddu ka raita, heat the ghee in a deep pan and add the cumin seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the pumpkin, salt and sugar, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool for 2 minutes. Once cooled, mash the pumpkin pieces with the help of a masher. Add the curds and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve chilled garnished with peanuts and coriander.

It feels creamy and rich, but it is equally light and refreshing, giving everyone a reason to love the red pumpkin raita. Red pumpkin is tempered and cooked till soft, mashed and mixed with curds, and finally garnished with coriander and crushed roasted peanuts.

The roasted peanut garnish is actually the icing on the cake, as it gives the kaddu ka raita a tremendous boost in flavour, aroma and texture. You can keep this refrigerated and it is easy to carry to work too.

Healthy kaddu ka raita is a storehouse of vitamin A – a nutrient which helps in vision and maintaining skin health. The curd lends enough protein for the maintenance of all body cells and its probiotic nature is beneficial for the gut. This healthy kaddu ka raita can be enjoyed by weight-watchers, diabetics and heart patients. They can make their choice between full fat curd and low fat curd and avoid the use of sugar.

Tips for kaddu ka raita. 1. Cover and cook the red pumpkin. This not only reduces the cooking time, but also helps to reduce nutrient loss. 2. Whisk the curd before adding to get a uniform raita. 3. Mix the mashed pumpkin, curd and milk well to get a uniform raita.

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Kaddu ka Raita recipe - How to make Kaddu ka Raita

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For Kaddu ka Raita
2 cups finely chopped red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu)
1 tsp ghee
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp sugar (optional)
1 1/2 cups whisked curds (dahi)
2 tbsp milk
salt to taste

For The Garnish
1 tbsp crushed roasted peanuts
2 tsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
Method
For kaddu ka raita

    For kaddu ka raita
  1. To make kaddu ka raita, heat the ghee in a deep pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the pumpkin, salt and sugar, mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool for 2 minutes.
  5. Once cooled, mash the pumpkin pieces with help of a masher.
  6. Add the curds and mix well.
  7. Refrigerate the kaddu ka raita for 1 hour and serve chilled garnished with peanuts and coriander.

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This is what kaddu looks like

  1. This is what kaddu looks like. Red pumpkin or Lal bhopla is poor man's source of carotene in India. Other sources (like apples, carrots) normally happen to be rather expensive when not in the peak of season. Red pumpkin, however, is 'in season' throughout the year in Indian unlike in the Western countries, where it is typically an autumn appearance. We are just beginning to discover the wealth of nourishment supplied by the mildly sweet flavored and finely textured red pumpkin.
  2. Peel the skin off.
  3. Chop into cubes.

Making kaddu ka raita | red pumpkin raita |

  1. Heat 1 tsp ghee in a deep pan.
  2. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera).
  3. Let the cumin seeds crackle.
  4. Add 2 cups finely chopped red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu). A cup of pumpkin cubes fulfils your day’s requirement of Vitamin A (5526 mcg), thus making it a super food for your eyes. Kaddu  can be included in safe amounts or restricted amounts by diabetics. The magical combo of antioxidants and Vitamins A and Vitamin C  create a shield against cancer cells. The antioxidants help reducing LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) from oxidizing and clogging the blood vessels, which if persists would increase the risk of heart disease. Read is pumpkin healthy
  5. Add salt.
  6. Add 1 tsp sugar (optional). We made the raita without sugar and it taste great. Want to stay healthy, then say no to sugar.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Cover and cook on a medium flame for 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. This is what it looks like.
  10. Add 2 tsp finely chopped green chillies. Antioxidant vitamin C in green chillies protects the body from effects of harmful free radicals and prevents stress. It is probably the high fiber which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. This it is a welcome addition to a diabetic diet. Suffering from anaemia? Add green chillies to your list of iron rich foods too. For complete details see benefits of green chilli
  11. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds. Remove from the flame and allow it to cool for 2 minutes.
  12. Once cooled, mash the pumpkin pieces with help of a masher.
  13. Add 1 1/2 cups whisked curds (dahi).
  14. Add 2 tbsp milk.
  15. Mix kaddu ka raita | red pumpkin raita | healthy kaddu ka raita | well.
  16. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  17. Serve kaddu ka raita | red pumpkin raita | healthy kaddu ka raita | chilled garnished with peanuts and coriander.

Tips for kaddu ka raita

  1. Cover and cook the red pumpkin. This not only reduces the cooking time, but also helps to reduce nutrient loss. 
  2. Whisk the curd before adding to get a uniform raita. 
  3. Mix the mashed pumpkin, curd and milk well to get a uniform raita. 

Health Benefits of kaddu ka raita

  1. Kaddu ka Raita – high in protein, calcium and vitamin A.
  2. This raita fulfils almost 80% day’s requirement of vitamin A. This key nutrient has a role to play in vision and maintaining skin health.
  3. The curd lends calcium and protein which helps in bone strengthening process. 
  4. The probiotic curd is also soothing to the digestive tract. 
  5. Heart patients, diabetics and weight watchers can all include this raita in their diet. They can make their choice between full fat curd and low fat curd and avoid the use of sugar.
  6. Magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin C are other nutrients this raita supplements. 
  7. Enjoy this raita as a part of a meal or in between meals as a healthy and satiating snack. 
Accompaniments

Chana Dal Paratha 
Masala Paratha ( Desi Khana) 
Masaledar Parathe 
Mixed Vegetable Paratha 
Parathas Stuffed with Vegetables and Cheese 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy134 cal
Protein4.8 g
Carbohydrates9.3 g
Fiber0.7 g
Fat6.7 g
Cholesterol13.2 mg
Sodium20.4 mg
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Kaddu ka Raita
5
 on 09 Apr 14 10:23 PM


very delicious raita. It definately tasted best when chilled for sometime. Enjoyed eating it with parathas!
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18 Apr 16 03:29 PM
Kaddu ka Raita
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 on 25 Jun 12 11:05 AM


Kaddu and curds spiced with green chillies and topped with roasted peanuts. Yum.