Kaddu ka Raita

Kaddu ka Raita

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

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It feels creamy and rich, but it equally light and refreshing, giving everyone a reason to love the Kaddu ka 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 raita a tremendous boost in flavour, aroma and texture.

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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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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
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)
  1. 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 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.

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Kaddu ka Raita
 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
 on 25 Jun 12 11:05 AM

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