Thursday, July 28, 2011

White Pumpkin Raita-Ash gourd Pachadi-Poosanikai Pachadi

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.

Pumpkin raita-Ash gourd pachadiPoosanikai Thayir Pachadi /Ashgourd Raita recipe/ Kaddu ka raita

Ingredients needed

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)

Carrot Pachadi

Cucumber Pachadi
(Vellarikkai thayir pachadi)

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Padhu of


  1. Good refreshing raita...Thanks for sharing...Nice Presentation..

  2. My fav..I love it with warm rice...!!! Refreshing yet a bit spicy..!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. Pachadi with pumpkin.. sounds interesting and out of ordinary..

  4. This is cool and soothing raitha. Would surely love it with pulao :)

  5. Good refreshing raita...Thanks for sharing...Nice Presentation..

  6. I like all your pachadi recipes. Especially gooseberry one. It was amazing.


  7. Never tried ash gourd raita,looks refreshing and delicious..

  8. tres cool pachadi and love your name imprint too :))

  9. A very cool refreshing raita...

  10. Looks so yummy and refreshing.

  11. Pumpkin Raita is a great change to regular raita. Never tried it. Thanks for sharing Padhu :)

  12. Healthy raita,looks so refreshing.

  13. Yummy and lovely pachadi. Loved your name on pumpkin.

  14. Wow, what a blog you have Padhu! What a nice way of knowing you through this refreshing and healthy raita made of ash gourd! This is a first and a must try recipe for me. I looked at some of your creations and the are really fantastic! I want to look at them again when I come back from my long vacation. Wish you a happy Summertime! Cheers!!!!

  15. Wow! Never heard of Ashgourd Raita. Sure to try this..
    Thanks for the wonderful comments on my blog.
    Happy to follow u..

  16. tried this recipe today...easy to prepare and tasted good...thanks for sharing....


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