Kaddu ka Raita or Pumpkin Raita is easy to make accompaniment made using fresh pumpkin and yogurt and it goes very well with Indian meals. Here is how to make it.
About This Recipe
This pumpkin or kaddu raita is a unique recipe and a little different from other raita recipes.
It beautifully combines the slight sweetness of the pumpkins or kaddu with cumin, the creaminess of the yogurt and it’s all cooked with some water and salt balances out the flavors.
It’s a delicious and light mix to have with any dish in place of spicy curry and this is one recipe that can be made really quickly.
Moreover, the flavor of Pumpkin blends so well with yogurt that nobody realizes that they are eating Kaddu Ka Raita.
As Pumpkin Raita goes very well with all the Indian meals, you can prepare it for elaborate family dinners or make it for your office lunch!
Also, Pumpkins is loaded with Vitamin A and dietary fibers and are also a good source of minerals, amino acids.
This raita is,
- Extremely Nutritious
- Apt for Summer meals
- Easy to make
- Slightly Sweet
Kaddu – Kaddu or Pumpkin is a vegetable loaded with nutrition. And this Raita is a great way to include it in your everyday meals.
Kaddu is grated and then boiled before adding to the Raita.
Yogurt – Yogurt is whisked well before mixing with other ingredients. Either you can make fresh curd at home or use the store-bought ones.
You can also add a little milk/water to thin out the curd, if it is too creamy.
Green Chillies and Fresh Coriander – While green chilies adds a little spiciness to this Raita, Fresh Coriander adds a refreshing taste and beautiful color to this simple Raita.
Seasonings – To flavor it up more, we will also add salt, roasted cumin powder, and red chili powder.
Step by Step Recipe
Boil 3 cups of water in a pan.
When it comes to a rolling boil, add the grated pumpkin and cook for 4-5 minutes.
Strain the pumpkin and let it cool for sometime.
Whisk the yogurt in a bowl.
Add salt, roasted cumin powder, red chili powder, fresh coriander, and green chili and mix well.
Add the cooked pumpkin and mix well. Garnish with coriander, chilies and red chilli powder. Serve chilled.
Frequently Asked Questions
Once you prepare the Raita according to the recipe, you can temper it with an oil tadka.
To temper it, heat oil in a small pan.
Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves and let the seeds splutter. Add red chili powder. Now add the tadka to the Kaddu Raita and give it a mix. Serve with your everyday meals.
I would recommend you to make this Raita fresh. But if you have leftover, it will last for a day in the refrigerator. Store it properly in an airtight container.
Serve this raita as a side dish with your everyday meals, that is a Curry, Dal, Roti, and Rice. I also like to include this Raita in my festive and special meals.
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Kaddu ka Raita Recipe
- 1 cup Yellow Pumpkin (Grated)
- 2 cups Yogurt
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
- 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1 tsp Fresh Coriander (Chopped)
- 1 Green Chilli (Chopped)
- Boil 3 cups of water in a pan.
- When it comes to a rolling boil, add the grated pumpkin and cook for 4-5 minutes.
- Strain the pumpkin and let it cool for sometime.
- Whisk the curd in a bowl.
- Add salt, roasted cumin powder, red chilli powder, fresh coriander and green chilli and mix well.
- Add the cooked pumpkin and mix well.
- Garnish with coriander, chilies and red chilli powder.
- Serve chilled.