White Pumpkin Raitha / Vellai Poosanikkai Pachadi

Ingredients:

White Pumpkin (peel off the skin and remove the seeds in the centre part and cut into small cubes or rectangles) – 1 cup
Curd – 1 cup
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Green Chillies – 2
Coriander Leaves (finely chopped) – 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 2 tsp
Oil – 1 tbsp
Salt – to taste

Cooking Instructions:



Add chopped pumpkin cubes, 2 pinches of salt and a cup of water in pressure cooker and close the lid. Let it to cook in a high flame for 2 whistles. Wait until the pressure escapes from the cooker and open the lid and drain the excess water completely and let it cool well for 5 to 10 minutes. Once it is cool, squeeze the cooked pumpkins gently and remove the excess water in the vegetable. Add this in a cup of curd. Add required amount of salt and chopped onions in the curd and mix well.



Heat oil in a pan and sauté it with mustard seeds and green chillies and transfer this in the curd. Garnish the raitha with chopped coriander leaves. The taste of this pumpkin raitha will be really yummy.

Side Dish: It goes well with chapatis and hot rice

20 comments:

raaji said...

you have a lot of patince to try new thing daily.nice to know new recipes

SriLekha said...

i dont have much patience as u said but will cook something for lunch and will not fail to post it!

Curry Leaf said...

Goes well with rice.Thanks for the recipe

SriLekha said...

yes u r right curry leaf!

karuna said...

chicken event looks good. i will try and send some yummy recipe in. actually my hubby is a veg, so dont tend to cook much at home, but now i will, for the event will be the excuse. yummmyyy

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

i havent had raita made of white pumpkin .. lovely entry

Laavanya said...

That looks like a great pachadi for the summer...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I would like to hav with rice!Has come out perfect!
I am pure vegetarian so i am sorry I couldnot take part in your chicken event:)

SriLekha said...

thanks raks kitchen and see u in the next event!

ya u r right laavanya and its healthy to take pachadis dring summer!

make a try and tell me how it comes out vegetable platter!

thank u so much karuna!

Priti said...

I never had this pachadi...looks gud..

SriLekha said...

thank u so much priti!

Vani said...

The raitha looks good. Never had pumpkin raitha before though. It must be delicious!

Sunshinemom said...

Good dish! Should go well with rotis and rice!

Sireesha said...

There is small treat for u at my blog:)

I never had this pachadi...looks gud..

SriLekha said...

the taste will be really superb vani!

thanks sireesha!

thanks sunshinemom!

Illatharasi said...

Never had this.... but looks too tempting:) will try soon!

Suma Rajesh said...

fabulous pachadi...that looks gud...

SriLekha said...

thank u vani and suma!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I love white pumkins, when I see this cant imagine biriyani and pachadi... luks mmmmm.

SriLekha said...

thanks ramya!