Yellow Pumpkin Raita

A cooling raita is always a preferred side dish with spicy rice varieties. This is one of my favorite and this post is for Blogging Marathon #47, Week 2,Day 1, where we get to choose from a set of restaurant menus and cook different dishes from one of those.I chose the menu card from Puranmal

One of the dishes in the menu was Vegetable Raita and instead of doing mixed vegetables I used Pumkin.

I used:

Yellow pumpkin- 200 grams,chopped into small pieces
Yogurt- as needed
Mustard seeds- 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilii-1, broken
Curry leaves- a few
Salt to taste
Oil- 1 teaspoon

Heat water in a pan and when it comes to a boil, put in the pumkin pieces and cook till just done / fork tender.Drain well and keep aside.

In a bowl whisk the yogurt with salt and keep side.

Put the pumpkin into the yogurt bowl.Heat oil in a small pan and add the mustard, chilies, curry leaves. When the mustard pops pour it into the yogurt. Mix and serve.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#47

Bon Appetit...

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