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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Roasted Pumpkin Raita (Kaddu ka raita)

A simple raita served during the Navratri days, this one may sound a bit weird but tastes just awesome. While one can also boil or steam the pumpkin before mashing it into the yogurt with spices, I wanted to give it as twist by roasting it to get the caramelized effect and release its natural sweetness.

Read on for the recipe -




















Preparation Time - 10-15 mins (depending on the size of pumpkin pieces)

Ingredients -

5-6 slices of pumpkin/kaddu ( 5mm to 7 mm thick )
1 cup yogurt
1/2 tsp roasted cumin-chili powder
salt to taste
2 pinch sugar
cilantro for garnishing

Preparation - Beat the yogurt lightly. Add a little water and season with salt and roasted cumin chili powder.

Cooking - Roast the pumpkin slices with some sugar sprinkled over them. Use an oven or do it on a non-stick pan which has been greased lightly. Once brown /black spots start to appear on the pumpkin slices, remove from heat and keep aside till cool.

Mash the pumpkin and add to the seasoned yogurt. Mix well.

Serve chilled.



2 comments:

  1. Not had pumpkin raita. will try soon...

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  2. wow! it so tasty and delicious. i am very happy for real this blog! thankyou for shearing! chowringhee satyaniketan

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