Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pumpkin Raita - A cooling spirit

Pumpkin has a very good cooling effect on the body and it helps in weight loss as well. This recipe was taught to me by my mother. It is quite a very simple process.

Simple Ingredients

Raw pumpkin - any size that you desire
Yogurt-1/2 cup
coriander leaves - few
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Ginger - 1 inch
G chillies - 2
Asafoedita - 1pinch
Curry leaves-few
Coarse peanuts-2 Tbsp (optional)

How to make?

1. Peel pumpkin skin and cut into big cubes
2. Grind pumpkin the food processor with Jeera, Ginger and Green chillies
3. Add yogurt, salt and mix well
4. Tadka with Mustard seeds,Asofoedita and curry leaves
5. Dress with cut coriander leaves
6. You can add coarse peanut powder if you like it to be crunchy.

All done. This can be had with any spicy dish/Chappathi or just as a starter before eating your main course.

Note: Increase or decrease the yogurt quantity as per your taste

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