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4522 Pumpkin-Raita

Pumpkin Raita

Pumpkin Raita

This recipe looks rich and creamy, but is actually really light and refreshing. Mixed with roasted peanuts, the recipe boosts flavor, aroma and texture.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 7 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients:
Finely chopped red pumpkin or bhopla- 2 cups
Ghee- 1 tsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Finely chopped green chilies- 2 tsp
Sugar- 1 tsp
Hung curd- 1 ½ cup
Milk- 2 Tablespoons
Roasted peanuts- 2 table spoons
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander to garnish

Method:
• Heat 1 tsp of ghee in a deep pan
• Add cumin seeds and let it crackle
• Now add pumpkin, green chilies, salt, sugar and stir well
• Cover and cook for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally
• Remove from the flame and cool it
• Once cooled, blenderize it in a mixer
• Add 2 tablespoons of milk to hung curd and beat it till smooth
• Mix the pumpkin and curd together and refrigerate for an hour
• Garnish with roasted peanuts and coriander
• Serve chilled

Tip: You can use olive oil instead of ghee and avoid sugar and peanuts, to make this recipe low calorie.

 

 

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