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pumpkin raita recipe | yellow pumpkin raita | creamy pumpkin raita | Indian style pumpkin raita is a nourishing accompaniment to any Indian meal. Learn how to make creamy pumpkin raita.

To make pumpkin raita, pressure cook the red pumpkin for 5 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Mash the pumpkin using a potato masher. Combine the curds, mashed pumpkin, and salt in a deep bowl and mix well. Keep aside. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, green chilli and asafoetida and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute. Pour the tempering over the raita and mix well. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

Lose yourself in the creamy consistency and refreshing flavour of this delicious yellow pumpkin raita. The pleasant sweetness of pumpkin, sourness of curd and mild spiciness of the tempering combine beautifully to give this raita a very balanced flavour.

The uniqueness of this raita is its tempering of mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and asafoetida. It gives an irresistible aroma. The generous use of curd gives Indian style pumpkin raita a pleasing creaminess.

Creamy pumpkin raita has many benefits to its credit too! Pumpkin is a very good source of vitamin A, thus making it a super food for eyes and skin. It lends small amounts of vitamin C too, which is necessary to build immunity. Curd, on the other hand, lends protein for cell and tissue health. Along with calcium, the phosphorus from curd will aid in bone health. So there isn’t any reason to not include this raita as a part of a healthy meal.

Tips for pumpkin raita. 1. Make sure you do not add water to the pumpkin while cooking it. 2. Also the water we pour into the cooker should not enter the vessel in which the pumpkin is placed. This is very important to avoid the raita from turning watery. 3. People with heart disease, diabetes and obesity can enjoy this raita. Diabetics can enjoy half serving at a time.

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Pumpkin Raita, Creamy Pumpkin Raita recipe - How to make Pumpkin Raita, Creamy Pumpkin Raita

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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  1. To make pumpkin raita, pressure cook the red pumkin for 5 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Mash the pumkin using a potato masher.
  4. Combine the curds, mashed pumpkin, and salt in a deep bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves, green chilli and asafoetida and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  6. Pour the tempering over the raita and mix well.
  7. Refrigerate the pumpkin raita and serve chilled.

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What is pumpkin raita made of?

  1. Pumpkin raita is made of 3 cups roughly chopped red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu), 1 cup whisked curds (dahi)salt to taste, 1 tbsp oil, 1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson), 1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils), 4 curry leaves (kadi patta), 1 slit green chilli and
    1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing).

How to steam pumpkin

  1. To steam pumpkin for pumpkin raita recipe | yellow pumpkin raita | creamy pumpkin raita | Indian style pumpkin raita, first we need to select the perfect pumpkin. This is what red pumpkin looks like. Red pumpkin or Lal bhopla is poor man's source of carotene in India. Red pumpkin, however, is 'in season' throughout the year in Indian unlike in the Western countries, where it is typically an autumn appearance.
  2. Clean and peel the pumpkin and discard the peels. Chop into big pieces. We need 3 cups roughly 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
  3. Transfer the chopped pumpkin into a sieve. Place the sieve in the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 5 whistles. Note that no water is used as we are steaming the red pumpkin and not cooking it. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Open the lid of the pressure cooker. This is how steamed pumpkin looks like. 

How to make pumpkin raita

  1. To make pumpkin raita recipe | yellow pumpkin raita | creamy pumpkin raita | Indian style pumpkin raita, mash the pumkin using a potato masher. Transfer it into a deep bowl.
  2. To the mashed pumpkin add 1 cup whisked curds (dahi)Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice. Curd is one of the richest source of proteincalcium and minerals. They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. Being low in sodium, it is safe to be eaten by individuals with high blood pressure. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 
  3. Add salt to taste. 
  4. Mix well and keep aside.
  5. For the tempering of pumpkin raita recipe | yellow pumpkin raita | creamy pumpkin raita | Indian style pumpkin raita, heat 1 tbsp oil in a small non-stick pan.
  6. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson).
  7. Add 1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils). 1 cup of cooked urad dal gives 69.30% of your daily requirement  of folic acid. The folic acid in urad dal helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Being rich in Phosphorus it works with Calcium to build our bones. It is also high in fibre and good for heart, good for lowering cholesterol and good for diabetes. See here for 10 super benefits of urad dal
  8. Add 4 curry leaves (kadi patta). Curry leaves have antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti inflammatory properties and is thus used widely in Ayurvedic medicines. Its antioxidant action helps to scavenge the harmful free radicals from the body and protect the health of our organs. These antioxidants may also show cancer preventive benefits. Curry leaves also aid in digestion and thus one can chew curry leaves when having a tummy ache. Some scientific research has shown that inclusion of curry leaves is beneficial for people with diabetes by stimulating insulin producing cells. 
  9. Add 1 slit green chilli. 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
  10. Add 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing). The active compound 'coumarin' helps in managing blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Asafoetida is known to have anti-bacterial properties, which helps to keep asthma at bay. Asafoetida is an age-old remedy for bloating and other stomach problems like flatulence. The best solution is to gulp down little hing with water or dissolve it in water and sip it. It can also be used along with curd or almond oil as a hair mask. It helps to prevent dryness of hair and smoothen as well as strengthen hair.
  11. Cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  12. Pour the tempering over the pumpkin raita recipe | yellow pumpkin raita | creamy pumpkin raita | Indian style pumpkin raita and mix well.
  13. Refrigerate and serve pumpkin raita recipe | yellow pumpkin raita | creamy pumpkin raita | Indian style pumpkin raita chilled.

Health benefits of pumpkin raita

  1. Pumpkin Raita – good for eyes, skin and bones. 
  2. Vitamin A from pumpkin promotes vision and skin health. 
  3. Calcium in curd will support bone strengthening. 
  4. The protein from curd will further help is maintaining the cells and tissues in the body. Protein also helps in growth in children. 
  5. With good amounts of magnesium and potassium, this raita qualifies for a healthy heart menu. 
  6. Diabetics can enjoy half serving at a time. 
     

Tips for pumpkin raita

  1. Make sure you do not add water to the pumpkin while cooking it.
  2. Also the water we pour into the cooker should not enter the vessel in which the pumpkin is placed. This is very important to avoid the raita from turning watery.
  3. People with heart disease, diabetes and obesity can enjoy this raita. Diabetics can enjoy half serving at a time.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy116 cal
Protein4.2 g
Carbohydrates9 g
Fiber1 g
Fat5.9 g
Cholesterol8 mg
Sodium17 mg

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Pumpkin Raita, Creamy Pumpkin Raita
5
 on 11 Jul 16 05:22 PM


Pumpkin raita.. this is a great recipe.. it can be enjoyed just like that.. Thank you for the recipe..