Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Pumpkin Paratha

Yes seems I am not done with the pumpkin dishes just yet and is raining pumpkin around here, that was one big pumpkin,DD2 did good at the pumpkin patch :) Half turned into delicious halwa, the other half landed in the fridge. Parathas seemed like a great way to use them easy but for the grating, it is a great exercise while watching TV the more boring the show the more vigorous the grating gets. These pumpkins I know are not grown with cooking in mind, they are hollow inside and the flesh stringy and not very sutiable for curries or stir frys. But since the texture didn't seem to matter for the Halwa or the parathas they morphed into delicious dishes.

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1. 1 1/2 Cups grated Pumpkin
2. 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
3. 2 tsp red chili powder
4. salt to taste.

1. Combine all the ingredients amd make a pliable dough, add a little bit more
wheat flour if too moist. I did not squeeze the liquid out of the grated pumpkin.
2. Make small round balls, press and fry them.

Serve hot with curry of choice, family enjoyed with some Almond Chicken.

Rolling parathas, don't come as naturally as a dosai but no worries, our blog friends come to the rescue.

1. Asha's version of Radish parathas
2. Musical has another neat way, stuffed parathas.


  1. wow never made pumpkin paratha! very nice recipe thx

  2. These are the best! Yay! Love it, love it, love it!

  3. How lovely! I have lots of pumpkin too, and I love pumpkin breads.

  4. thank you, dear genius. i have lots of pumpkin to deal with. lazy me will probably stuff it in bread, though, 'cos no rolling's required.

  5. That is pretty cool...pumpkin parathas... who would've thought! :)

    BTW, for me it will be, the more interesting the tv show, more vigorous the grating... If I am really into a show, I can do repetitive motions without even thinking about it! :)

  6. You should have given this recipe before, ISG. I was just struggling to finish off one bigggg pumpkin. But this is a great idea.

  7. Pumpkin parathas look great too, ISG! My two pumpkins are still out on the front step till after Thanksgiving... maybe they'll morph next weekend :)

  8. Never have made this, i have made soup with pumpkins but not parathas. They look delicious

  9. Sweet and salty Parathas with Pumpkin, I love the idea. DD really did well with the plant! Enjoy. I might try it too!:))

  10. My comment does not go in !!!!
    Lovely parathas....you are really a genius

  11. thats a creative paratha....never made parathas wid pumpkins....lovely

  12. something really creative and new .....quite nice

  13. such a cool idea and simple recipe! Hope its ok if i add some more spice to it..what do you think?

  14. Kalva, give it a try, you'd like the orange hue too.

    Musical dear why don't you give it a shot, tastes great!

    choclate lady, this will be a lovely addition to your collection.

    Dear Bee thanks I feel kind of proud, I thought it was easy choiceo of dish :)

    Sig, when I saw the pumpkin, paratha kind of fell into place.
    Sure that seems more like it should be, so engrossed in the should the grating just happens :)

    Suganya, did you finish off the whole pumpkin? ooh sorry :(

    Linda, hurry hurry bring them indoors and get cooking :)

    Sandeepa, is blogger having a tiff with you? ooh thanks time to put the pumpkin to good use ??

    Remya, thanks. do try it :)

    Deepa, thanks.

    Shn, that should be perfectly fine, spicier the better we were pairing it with some spicy chicken curry so went easy on the spice.

  15. woww u got a lot of pumpkin recipes
    paratha looks yummyyyyyy

  16. Yum...I can imagine the taste of sweet pumpkins in paratha. Beautiul recipe. Never made it before ,but got to do it soon.

  17. i say its a neat idea indo. i dont think i can ever come up with something as innovative as pumpkin paratha.

  18. pumpkin paratha with almond chicken... and some hot tea..lovely combination. Can I come over?

  19. Ummm, another paratha for me to try :)

  20. Hmmm...what an efficient and tasty way to use up the rest of the pumpkin! I like that. And it also makes me begin to wonder what other savory fruits or veggies could be incorporated into my daily food this way. Practical genius! Thanks!

  21. Hi
    Am blogging your paratha as a model recipe in the 1001 Paratha cookbook at http://ramkicooks.blogspot.com/

    /Thanks for the recipe

  22. I have to try this! love the idea of pumpkins in paratha..thanks


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