Apr 7, 2013

White Pumpkin Pachadi / Poosanikai pachadi

Pumpkins in general are said to have lot of benefits. They are rich in Vitamin A which give good eye sight and also have lots of water content which is very essential for our body all the time.

 It is also a low calorie vegetable which doesn’t have any fat content. Also I have heard that kids need to have lots of pumpkin which will help to improve their intelligence. So here I one such recipe which we can give us all these benefits.. :)

Ingredients :

White Pumpkin – a Quarter piece
Grated Coconut – 2tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1tsp
Green chillies – 2
Oil – 1tsp
Mustard seeds – 1tsp
Red chilli - 1
Curry leaves – a few
Salt – to taste

Method :

First remove the pumpkin seeds and its outer skin. Cut the pumpkin into smaller pieces and cook it in a cup of water along with salt.

Grind Coconut, mustard seeds and green chillies to a smooth paste.
Once the cooked pumpkins are cooled, drain out the water .Do not discard it. It can be used in the pachadi itself.

Grind the pumpkins also to smooth paste. Mix the grinded coconut along with the pumpkin paste .

Mix the coconut paste and pumpkin paste along with salt and the drained water from pumpkin.


For tempering, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. After they crackle add few curry leaves and red chilli.

Serve it as a side dish for any rice . It also goes well with idli or dosa.