How to Make Yellow Pumpkin Paratha

Updated on October 12, 2017
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Yellow Pumpkin Paratha or Flatbread

Yellow pumpkin parathas
Yellow pumpkin parathas
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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 7-8 parathas

Ingredients

  • 1 big cup chopped yellow pumpkin
  • 1 big cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour/besan
  • 2-3 green chilies, crushed
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 inch ginger, crushed
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 pinches turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp oil, for the dough
  • 2-3 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp carom seeds/ajwain
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder, available in Indian stores
  • oil or ghee for making paratha, 1/4 teaspoon for each paratha

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Yellow Pumpkin Paratha

  1. Take a portion of yellow pumpkin. Remove the seeds and skin. Chop the flesh into small cubes. Boil them in a container, adding just enough water. Cook till they become soft. Turn off the stove.
  2. Alternatively, you can cook them in a pressure cooker up to 2 whistles and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat. Open the cooker lid, when the pressure releases naturally.
  3. Drain the excess water from the pumpkin cubes. Mash them nicely, so that there are no lumps.
  4. In the mean time, crush ginger, garlic, and green chilies. You can use a vegetable chopper for this.
  5. Put pumpkin pulp into a wide mixing bowl. Add ginger-garlic-green chili paste, wheat flour, gram flour(chickpea flour), finely chopped coriander leaves, sesame seeds, carom seeds, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, oil, sugar, and salt.
  6. Mix them together. Gently knead, adding water little by little to get a smooth and pliable dough.
  7. Divide the dough into many lemon-sized balls. Roll each of them, dusting wheat flour, to make 6-7 inch diameter discs.
  8. Heat a griddle or flat pan. Add a few drops of oil on it. Place a disc on it. Keep the heat medium-high. Add a few drops oil or ghee and cook it both sides till golden brown.
  9. Cook all the pancakes like this. Yellow pumpkin parathas are ready to serve!
  10. Serve 2-3 of them hot, with pickle or tomato sauce. Enjoy eating these aromatic flat breads!

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Step one: Remove the skin and seeds of the pumpkin. Chop it into small cubes. Cook, and mash them.Step two: Finely chop or crush ginger, garlic, and green chilies.Step three: Keep ready the ingredients.Step four: Put all the ingredients in a wide mixing bowl, keeping separate the oil for making parathas.Step five: Knead them adding water little by little, to make a smooth and pliable dough.Step six: Divide the dough into many lemon-sized balls.Step seven: Roll each of them into 6-7 inch diameter disc.Step eight: Heat a griddle. Add a few drops of oil or ghee. Place the pancake on it. Add a few drops of oil or ghee on top.Step nine: Flip it when the bottom turns golden brown. Add a few drops of oil or ghee on the top. Cook the other side also till golden brown. Remove and place it on a plate. Make all the parathas like this.Serve 2-3 parathas hot with pickle or tomato sauce. Enjoy eating them!
Step one: Remove the skin and seeds of the pumpkin. Chop it into small cubes. Cook, and mash them.
Step one: Remove the skin and seeds of the pumpkin. Chop it into small cubes. Cook, and mash them.
Step two: Finely chop or crush ginger, garlic, and green chilies.
Step two: Finely chop or crush ginger, garlic, and green chilies.
Step three: Keep ready the ingredients.
Step three: Keep ready the ingredients.
Step four: Put all the ingredients in a wide mixing bowl, keeping separate the oil for making parathas.
Step four: Put all the ingredients in a wide mixing bowl, keeping separate the oil for making parathas.
Step five: Knead them adding water little by little, to make a smooth and pliable dough.
Step five: Knead them adding water little by little, to make a smooth and pliable dough.
Step six: Divide the dough into many lemon-sized balls.
Step six: Divide the dough into many lemon-sized balls.
Step seven: Roll each of them into 6-7 inch diameter disc.
Step seven: Roll each of them into 6-7 inch diameter disc.
Step eight: Heat a griddle. Add a few drops of oil or ghee. Place the pancake on it. Add a few drops of oil or ghee on top.
Step eight: Heat a griddle. Add a few drops of oil or ghee. Place the pancake on it. Add a few drops of oil or ghee on top.
Step nine: Flip it when the bottom turns golden brown. Add a few drops of oil or ghee on the top. Cook the other side also till golden brown. Remove and place it on a plate. Make all the parathas like this.
Step nine: Flip it when the bottom turns golden brown. Add a few drops of oil or ghee on the top. Cook the other side also till golden brown. Remove and place it on a plate. Make all the parathas like this.
Serve 2-3 parathas hot with pickle or tomato sauce. Enjoy eating them!
Serve 2-3 parathas hot with pickle or tomato sauce. Enjoy eating them!

Nutritional Information of Yellow Pumpkin Paratha

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 180
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 26 g9%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 122 mg5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      ShailaSheshadri 6 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks Lizolivia, for reading my hub. Yeah..these parathas are wholesome dish that are very delicious and easy to make. Give it a try!

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      Lizolivia 6 months ago from Central USA

      Wow, those look fabulous and healthy!

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