Wednesday, March 14, 2012

White Pumpkin Raita/Poosanikai Pachadi

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This is a simple and easy pachadi or raita that can be made with ease...I made the raita with white pumpkin which is a nutritious and refreshing vegetable.They can be found at Indian-Asian grocery stores.This raita is a perfect accompaniment to parathas-stuffed flat breads or any kind of variety rice and biryanis.

Ingredients
3 cups peeled and chopped white pumpkin
Plain yogurt per taste
Salt as per taste

Tempering
1/2 tsp mustard and cumin seeds each
3 hot chillies(+/- as per taste)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
2 tbsp finely shredded coconut-optional
1 sprig curry leaves
2 sprigs coriander leaves finely chopped
Few dashes of asafoetida/hing
2 tbsp oil

Method
In a vessel add the chopped pumpkin,1/4 cup water,salt and bring it to a boil making sure not to over cook it.Set it aside to cool.In a pan heat oil add mustard and cumin seeds,when they splutter add chillies,curry leaves stir for a few seconds then add the chopped onions.When the onions turn translucent
add the coconut,hing,chopped coriander leaves and pour it over the pumpkin.When it cools add yogurt and mix to blend well.

19 comments:

Kalpana Sareesh said...

traditional n yummy looking pachadi..

Srimathi said...

Never heard of poosanikai pachadi. Just had kootu yesterday. Will give it a try.

Kaveri said...

That's one of my favorite...looks yummy

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very soothing and comforting raita. Wonderfully prepared.
Deepa

Deeksha said...

sounds healthy n refreshing.

Aarthi said...

This is such a wonderful recipe..Thanks for posting it..Bookmarked..

Aarthi
http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

Ramya said...

Such a cooling and refreshing raita!

hemalata said...

Delicious looking raitha, sounds so yummy.

Kalyani said...

wow looks like a new recipe and delicious ........

Rumana Rawat said...

What a lovely recipe:) even we make this recipe at home:)

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy pachadi,delicious and perfect with rice.

notyet100 said...

This is new for me,,:)

Shobha said...

Never made pachadi with pumpkin....looks nice.

maha said...

raita looks really yumm yumm..nice cliks......Thanx 4 d super dish dear.......
Maha

Santosh Bangar said...

inviting raita

San said...

Even i have not tasted this recipe, having said that it seems like a flavorful dish with pumpkin.

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

new to me...never made pumpkin pachadi..will try

chaitra said...

simple n tasty

Akila said...

Wow so yummy n refreshing

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