Friday, March 5, 2010

Pumpkin Paratha

Pumpkins are really low in calorie and its a prefect vegetable for persons who watch their weight also they are rich in potassium and the bright orange flesh of pumpkin is loaded with beta carotene and this vitamin is an important anti oxidant that helps us fight free radicals, its rich in fiber which may prevent cancer, heart disease and other serious aliments...With those loads of health benefits who will say no to pumpkins, here is my version of paratha with pumpkin puree,cumin seeds, garam masala  a prefect dinner with any sort of curries or spicy non vegetarian gravies...A prefect low caloric parathas to enjoy without any guilt , quiet a filling parathas tastes fantastic even without any side dishes coz of the cumin seeds and garam masala powder i used for making out this parathas...Sending this pumpkin paratha to JFI-Breakfast guest hosted by Suma, event by Indira..


1cup Pumpkin (pressure cooked and pureed)
2cups Wheat flour
2tbsp All purpose flour for dusting
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Garam masala
Salt
1tsp Ghee

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and add gradually water if needed , knead everything as soft and stiff dough..keep aside for an hour...make 10-12medium sized balls, dust each balls with all purpose flour and roll them as round disc with rolling pin...heat a non stick pan and drop gently the rolled parathas, drizzle few drops of oil cook on both sides until they get cooked..

Serve hot with any side dish!!!

53 comments:

Nuridah said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya!

pumpkin paratha,first time came across, it looks delicious with
awesome photos.

Babli said... Reply To This Comment

Pumpkin paratha is absolutely new and unique dish for me. Thank you very much for this new type of paratha. I will prepare tonight for dinner. Looks delicious and perfect.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Very very interesting, never thought of using pumpkin this way...your such a innovative cook who experiments with everything...

sowmya's creative saga said... Reply To This Comment

good one..will make this when I buy pumpkin next time..

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

What a great idea!
Is paratha same as the roti?

MaryMoh said... Reply To This Comment

Wow....looks perfect. It's new to me though. Would be so good with lamb curry....yum

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

Hi. I make this quite often and I add loads of coriander and knead in milk.

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

I love pumpkin curries so i m parathas would taste fab too!

Subhashini said... Reply To This Comment

Priya
I on the way of loosing weight your this dish is gonna help me alot.Thank u for sharing.Looks very nice.Who tell sthat low cal food is not tasty we should prove them wrong isn't it???

Varunavi said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative paratha,will try it

PriyaRaj said... Reply To This Comment

This paratha is new to me dear ....will try it with pumpkin..very diff ...

J said... Reply To This Comment

very interesting..loved the new header of ur blog!

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

very good idea of using pumpkin dear..looks perfect

priya said... Reply To This Comment

wow....delicious n tempting paratha!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Something different! Awesome recipe! ;)

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

nice parathas Priya

Daisy Blue said... Reply To This Comment

It should have a sweetish thing to it right? I like that way... and your new header super!

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely Parathas! Never made them with pumpkin...need to try this!

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

I have been reading a lot of good things about pumpkin and now in prathas.. cool. Thanks for sharing

Vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect looking paratha...nice shot...

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative and healthy paratha. You have presented well by folding beautifully.
Beautiful header! Yarroda velai? :)

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Looks nice,i too going to try this soon!
Pumpkin is yellow pumpkin, rite priya? or white one?

Happy Cook said... Reply To This Comment

Loved reading the information about the pumpking.

Sailaja Damodaran said... Reply To This Comment

Nice way to feed vegetables to kids...........

Swapna Sree said... Reply To This Comment

interesting and innovating paratha,,great idea....paratha looks so yummy....

Madhuri said... Reply To This Comment

Paratha looks perfect. Btw you changed blog header and it looks good.

Latha said... Reply To This Comment

I've made this before too. Very tasty.

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

The paratha must be little sweet, thanks to the pumpkin puree. How very innovative. I love that you think out of the box.

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

Unique paraths..Again you've proved that you are so creative..Grt job Priya :-)

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks Friends..

@Nandini, its all my son's work, he truly deserve ur kind words..

@ Raks the same yellow pumkin than...

tasteofbeirut said... Reply To This Comment

What an interesting way to use up pumpkin! I love this vegetable and I would certainly enjoy trying out this paratha. Thanks!

Trendsetters said... Reply To This Comment

nice pic...lively healthy paratha

Pam said... Reply To This Comment

The pumpkin paratha looks and sounds delicious.

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

looks delicious & healthy paratha..

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect parathas...

Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

am loving your header. this dish is new sounds interesting and definitely looks very promising.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said... Reply To This Comment

looks so good.

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

Parathas look delicious ,I also made some a couple of weeks back they taste a bit like sweet potato parathas.Nice variation to traditional parathas.

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,

pumpkin partha looks really delicious. nice with channa

Ramya Manja said... Reply To This Comment

Definetly nobody would dare say no to such Delicious and Healthy Paratas...
Great Entry...

cookcurrynook said... Reply To This Comment

This is really new to me Priya. Another of your recipes to be bookmarked! I think I should make a folder in your name on my bookmarks toolbar...haha! Lovely paranthas dear.

Jyoti V said... Reply To This Comment

Pummpkin parata looks fab..
Very innovative dear..

Very nice Header..looks gr8t !!

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Pumpkin parathas is such an innovative one Priya...such a healthy paratha too...I will definitely try this soon :)

Meena said... Reply To This Comment

the color of this paratha is great...now i have to try it.

Red Chillies said... Reply To This Comment

loved the idea of pumpkin paratha. We love pumpkin at home.

Deepa G Joshi said... Reply To This Comment

pumpkin paratha looks so good..my mum used to make these..love it..

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Jagruti said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya
pumpkin paratha are my faviourte!! looks delicious ..my mum used to make it..

Ms.Chitchat said... Reply To This Comment

Pumpkin parathas sounds delicious, this is new to me.

Kalai said... Reply To This Comment

..wow, another innovative recipe.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

That one is unique Priya. How about directly adding grated pumpkin to the flour?

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

This is brilliant!I cannot imagine how quickly you come up with these unique ideas..

Sashi said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of this, I wonder how do u come up with lot of new ideas !! great job Priya.

Mansi said... Reply To This Comment

would love to try this..nice innovation.