Monday, 26 October 2015

Pumpkin paratha | lal bhopla parathe | kaddu ke paratha

This paratha recipe has unique taste, it will fulfill your dinner as well as you can enjoy your breakfast with the same...As such Pumpkin has good source of vitamins which is necessary for our day to day energy...

 In india too pumpkin is available all the year round. Today i would like to put up pumpkin paratha and is something different than others.  I have put up a couple of recipes like  pumpkin stir fry,pumpkin tikat meethi poori, pumpkin sweet puri on this blog.  Here goes the recipe of pumpkin paratha!!!


Red pumpkin grated  – 1 Cup

Whole wheat atta – 1 Cup

Besan atta – 1 tbsp

Grated green chili – 2-3

Grated garlic – 1-2 pods if paste – 1/2 teaspoon(optional)

Ginger paste – 1 Teaspoon

Sesame seeds – 1 Tablespoon + 1 tbsp dhania jeera powder

Ajwain seeds – 1 Tablespoon

Turmeric powder – A pinch

Sugar – 1/2 Teaspoon

Chopped cilantro – 2 Tablespoons

12. Salt – as needed

13. Oil – 1 tbsp + 1 tsp chat masala + 1/2 tsp red chilli powder + 1/2 tsp garam masala


1. Peel and cut Pumpkin into long pieces removing the  seeds and grate it and keep it aside.  Place it in the Microwave oven and cook it for about 3 minutes till soft 

2. Grind green chili, ginger and garlic too and keep it aside.

3. Cool the cooked pumpkin and smash it with your hands to see that there are no lumps in it.   Sieve both the atta and transfer all the ingredients into a wide bowl to knead it into a soft dough. All the ingredients being transferred to a bowl

4. Make a pliable soft dough combining all the ingredients.  As the veggie contains lot of moisture you may need to sprinkle water at the end, else to knead it would be easy.  Pinch out lemon sized ball from the dough and roll it to required thickness as below. The dough, pinched out ball & the rolled roti

5. Place a roti tawa on medium flame.  On heating place rolled paratha and fry it splashing oil/ghee and fry till done.rolled paratha being roasted

6. Flip and fry till dark brown dots appear on both the sides and till . Paratha being flipped and roasted on the reverse

7. Transfer the roasted parathas to a plate.  Enjoy with pickle and boondi raita 

Tips : 

1. Grate and cook red pumpkin without water as it contains water on its own and can adjust sprinkling if needed to knead.

2. One can roast parathas with ghee as well.  

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