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How to Make Yellow Pumpkin Paratha

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Yellow pumpkin paratha or flatbread

Yellow pumpkin paratha or flatbread

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

20 min

35 min

7–8 parathas


  • 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 to taste
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder, available in Indian stores
  • oil or ghee, 1/4 teaspoon for each paratha


  1. Take a portion of yellow pumpkin and remove the seeds and skin. Chop the flesh into small cubes. Boil them in a container using just enough water to cover them. Cook them until they become soft, then turn off the stove.
  2. Alternatively, you can cook them in a pressure cooker up to 2 whistles then simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and 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 meantime, 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 and knead gently, 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 while 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 on medium-high. Add a few drops oil or ghee and cook it on both sides until they are golden brown.
  9. Cook all of the pancakes like this. Once you've turned all of your dough into flatbreads, your yellow pumpkin parathas are ready to serve!
  10. Serve hot with pickle or tomato sauce. Enjoy eating these aromatic flatbreads!