Wednesday, June 1, 2011

White Pumpkin Paratha/Ash gourd Paratha

       
                   White Pumpkin/Ven Poosani/Ash gourd/Winter Melon is loaded with more nutrients. It's an excellent source of vitamin B1 (thiamine), a good source of vitamin B3 (niacin), and vitamin C. It is also rich in many minerals like calcium. Its high potassium content makes this a good vegetable for maintaining a healthy blood pressure.It provides good relief from constipation and tones up the general digestive system.Containing almost 96% water, this gourd is a dietician's delight. Be sure to include this vegetable in your weght-loss diet.This paratha is one of my diet recipe(before Marriage :)..I use to take this pumpkin juice every morning before breakfast . parathas for breakfast and dinner along with fruits n milk.This time i tried paratha with multi grain flour which was so healthy and the paraths also soft and good.We all like it...Try this healthy paratha...

Ingredients
  1. White Pumpkin    1 and 1/2 cups (shredded)
  2. Multi grain flour/Whole wheat flour    2 cups
  3. Ajwain seeds/Omam    1 tsp
  4. onion   1/2 (finely chopped0
  5. Green chillies   4-5 no.s(too finely chopped)
  6. Cilantro     1/4 cup(finely chopped)
  7. Ginger   1 tbsp(finely chopped)
  8. Cumin powder    a pinch
  9. Amchur Powder   a pinch
  10. Salt    to taste
  11. Oil    2 tsp
  12. Turmeric powder     a pinch
  13. Cumin seeds   1/2 tsp
Method
  •  Peel the Hard skin and grate the pumpkin and transfer it to a bowl..sprinkle salt  to it and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  • After that squeeze the grated and salted pumpkin completely and remove all the excess moisture and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in pan add cumin seeds,when it pop add ginger.green chillies and fry lightly.
  • Then add onions and saute till light brown and add the grated pumpkin fry it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add turmeric powder,amchur and cumin powder ,enough salt and mix everything well and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Lastly add the finely chopped cilantro and sitr fry for a minute and turn off the stove.
  • pumpkin filling is ready now and Allow the mixture to cool lightly.
  • Take a wide bowl,add the flour,ajwain seeds and mix well then add the cooked pumpkin masala and mix everything well.
  • Don't add water..try to knead the dough with the moisture from the pumpkin,if necessary just lightly sprinkle little water and lastly add 2-3 tsp of oil and knead the dough to a smooth and pliable dough and set aside for 10 minutes.
  • After that,divide the dough in to 10 equal size balls and on the floured surface take one ball and roll them to a little thick Paratha...do the same for all the remaining dough.
  • Heat a griddle or tawa,when its  hot toast the paratha one by one with little ghee/oil on both sides.
  • Serve the Paratha hot with any desired curry or raitha.
white pumpkin stuffed paratha
I tried stuffed paratha also with the same pumpkin stuff..but it was little hard to roll them as it has more moisture..its really tough..
But still you can try, if your pumpkins are refrigerated, then bring it to room temperature then peel the skin and work on it.
Since the cold ones have more moisture and you cannot do the stuffing properly.

21 comments:

  1. Paratha with white pumpkin looks healthy and fabulous..loving it..

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  2. thank you priya for your super fast comment :) all your comments are really encouraging..thanx

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  3. I Can never say no this wonderful paratha..Looks so wonderful
    Saranya
    http://www.foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

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  4. Delicious parathas..never tried using white pumpkin..should have tasted really yummy..

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  5. yummy recipe!!!!!!!!!!!
    love it with raitha sangee!!!!!

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  6. wow dat looks amazing ...perfectly cooked

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  7. delicious and healthy paratha!! first time to your space,wonderful blog :-)
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  8. Thanx dear for following my blog :-)
    I was wondering who will be my luckiest 50th follower,thanx again..
    glad to follow you to for your latest updates..:-)

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  9. wonderful..fully packed with vitamins..Healthy paratha!

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  10. innovative parathas ....nice way to include ash gourd..

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  11. healthy and delicious paratha ...thanks for sharing .... glad to follow u .....

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  12. hi sangee, first time to ur blog....interesting n healthy paratha! looks perfect!im glad to follow u...please do check my blog dear...

    Rekhashoban
    http://indianreceipes-rekha.blogspot.com/

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  13. lovely pararthas! Excellent post dear

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  14. Hi Sangee

    Parathas with white pumpkin looks super delicious and fulfilling. Excellent presentation as well. You truly have a wonderful blog.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  15. Healthy and delicious paratha...

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  16. Your version of parathas is so healthy... looks fabulous:)
    Reva

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  17. This paratha is new to me.I am adding this to my must try list.

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  18. Aaha.. another healthy paratha.. These are the excellent ways to sneek in veges.. They looks so soft .. yum:)

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