Health recipe: Pumpkin raita

Pumpkin is a low calorie vegetable which is rich in carotene, the anti-oxidant which reduces the pace of ageing of your skin. It is also rich in Vitamins A, C and E. Regular consumption is good for your eyes.

This simple recipe made from pumpkin in yoghurt is ideal for summer.

1 small pumpkin (peeled & diced)
4 green chillies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
4 tbsp grated coconut
1 1/2 cup of beaten curds
Salt to taste


Boil the diced pumpkins till they are cooked.
Now in a blender grind together the coconut, chillies & cumin seeds to a fine paste.
Mash the pumpkin with a spoon & mix in the ground paste, curds & salt.
Heat the oil or ghee in a pan & when hot enough add in the seasoning ingredients.
Pour this into the pumpkin mix.
Mix everything thoroughly once again and garnish it with the coriander leaves.

Recipe courtesy: Navita
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