April 21, 2017

Yellow Pumpkin Raitha - A summer special Recipe

Raitha / Thayir pachadi  makes an important part of any Indian meal. The beaten curd flavoured with grated yellow pumpkin and chopped green chillies serve as the ideal side dish for any Variety Rice, Parathas and side dish for any Indian bread. The presence of Beta carotene in the yellow pumpkin has cancer preventing property and also it is rich in anti oxidant...
  • Prep: 10 mins 
  • Cooking: 5 mins

Ingredients for making the Yellow Pumpkin Raitha:

  • Grated yellow pumpkin - 2 cups
  • Beaten fresh curd  - 2 cups
  • Green chillies finely chopped  - 1 tea spoon
  • Cummin seed powder (Jeera powder) - a pinch
  • Oil 1 tea spoon
  • Mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves for seasoning

How to make Yellow Pumpkin Raitha?

Heat the pan with  oil and sauté it with mustard seed and urad dal. Then add the green chillies and required salt and fry well.
Then add the grated pumpkin and switch off the stove. Just mix the vegetable, salt and seasoning together well and allow it to cool for a while.
Then transfer the stuff to the bowl that has curd. Sprinkle a pinch of cumin seed powder.  Now the healthy yellow pumpkin Raitha is ready to eat.
If you are a curd hater, then have this as a stylish Yellow Pumpkin salad.
This raitha can also be used as a side dish for Traditional recipes like Porichakuzhambu and Vathakuzhambu rice.