You might have heard of pumpkin sambar, mor kuzhambu, pumpkin kootu, but here is a delicious and simple pumpkin raita /pachadi which goes well with flavoured rice, plain rice and is also a tasty side dish for paratha. Give it a try.
Grated white pumpkin - 2 cups
Thick curd - 2 cups
To be grounded raw
Green chilli - 3
Grated coconut - 1/3 cup
Fresh coriander leaves - handful
For the seasoning
Mustard - 3/4 tsp
Hing/asafoetida - pinch
Curry leaves - few
Peel, remove the seeds and grate pumpkin. Add salt and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes. Then squeeze out the excess water and keep it aside. Do not waste the water, use it to prepare buttermilk.
Grind chilli, coconut and coriander leaves to a fine paste.
Beat curd lightly, then add grated pumpkin and the grounded paste. Mix well.
Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing, curry leaves and pour it over the raita.
Pumpkin raita is ready to be served with rice or parathas.
More Raita/Pachadi recipes
Mixed Vegetable Raita
Gooseberry raita(Nellikai pachadi)
Cucumber Pachadi (Vellarikkai thayir pachadi)
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