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Delicious Kaddu Raita Recipe | Kaddu Ka Raita | How to make Pumpkin Raita

Kaddu Raita is a simple dish and is often made along with any other Vrat dish such Vrat Ke Aloo. Kaddu Raita acts as a side along with other dishes to makes a full meal. It can be made during any type of fast or festivals such as Janamashtami, Navratri, Maha Sivratri, Savan fasts etc. The dish can also be prepared during special functions and parties or any other festivals and it will add just the right flavour to your meal.
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Fasting or Vrat is a willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drinks and in some cases both. Usually fasting is done based on religious beliefs as a kind of offering to god and strengthen their beliefs in the almighty.

Different religions have different methods defined for people to practice fasting. In Hindu religion, fasting is considered a method for strengthening beliefs and experiencing the spiritual.

Delicious Kaddu Raita Recipe | Kaddu Ka Raita | How to make Pumpkin Raita

Fasting often referred to as Vrat in Hindi defines some limitation on food. There are certain food items which are allowed during Vrat such as Rajgira Puri, Vrat Ke Aloo, Kaddu Raita, Sabudana Kheer etc.

In this article we will cover Kaddu Raita recipe which is an easy to cook dish at home especially during Fast aka Vrat.

Though Fasting has deep religious connection it offers some health benefits as well if practiced under supervised conditions.

Fasting in medical terms is referred to a person who has not eaten overnight or for more than 8 – 12 hrs.

Recently fasting is gaining quite a lot of popularity as a weight loss mechanism however one should be very careful when going under such transformation to your health diet.

In limited quantity you can have some of the fasting food mentioned here to alter food habit in controlled condition and reap health benefits.

Kaddu Ka Raita is a simple dish and is often made along with any other Vrat dish such Vrat Ke Aloo.

Kaddu Ka Raita acts as a side along with other dishes to makes a full meal. It can be made during any type of fast or festivals such as Janamashtami, Navratri, Maha Sivratri, Savan fasts etc.

The dish can also be prepared during special functions and parties or any other festivals and it will add just the right flavour to your meal.

Kaddu Ka raita is also goes well with other dishes such as – Peas Pulao, Fried Rice, Veg Biryani etc.


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Refer recipe card and detailed steps to follow our Kaddu Raita Recipe and make Kaddu Ka Raita at home.

Making Kaddu Ka Raita At Home

In this section we go through few easy steps which you need to take to make Kaddu Raita at home.

We have added pictures of milestones so you can validate your progress as you make Kaddu Raita with some other delicious Vrat items.

Preparation of Kaddu Ka Raita

As a very first step to make Kaddu Ka Raita take Pumpkin and wash it with clean water. Now peel the outer layer or skin of Pumpkin aka Kaddu.

Peeling outer layer or skin of kaddu to prepare kaddu Raita
Peeling outer layer or skin of kaddu to prepare kaddu Raita

Once you have removed the outer layer of pumpkin cut it into small and medium sized pieces.

Cut pumpkin in small pieces for Kaddu Raita or Pumpkin Raita
Cut pumpkin in small pieces for Kaddu Raita or Pumpkin Raita

Now wash them and put them in a utensil. Add 2 cups of water and put it on high flame to boil it.

Pumpkin pieces in a pan for boiling
Take pumpkin pieces in a pan for boiling to make Kaddu Raita

Cover it with a lid and let the pumpkin pieces boil for another 5 – 7 mins.


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Check if the pumpkin pieces are soft by pressing them a bit with a spoon or spatula. If the pieces are soft turn off the flame, drain excess water, mash the pumpkin pieces. Let it cool for a minute or two.

Boil Pumpkin pieces until soft
Boil Pumpkin pieces until soft

Making Kaddu Ka Raita

To make Kaddu Ka Raita, you would need Boiled Pumpkin aka Kaddu pieces, Red chillies powder, Roasted Cumin seeds, Rock Salt and Yogurt.

Ingredients to make Kaddu Raita
Ingredients to make Kaddu Raita

Take boiled Pumpkin pieces out from hot water and let it cool down for few minutes. Now mash them properly with the help of spoon or spatula.

Mashed Kaddu in a bowl to make kaddu Raita
Mashed Boiled Kaddu in a bowl to make Kaddu Ka Raita

Now as next step to make Kaddu Ka Raita, take Natural Yogurt in a large bowl and mix it well so that it will become smooth.

Yogurt in a large bowl to make kaddu Raita
Yogurt in a large bowl to make kaddu Raita

Now add mashed boiled pumpkin in the yougurt

Add Mashed Pumpkin pieces to Yogurt to make Kaddu Raita
Add Mashed Pumpkin pieces to Yogurt to make Kaddu Ka Raita

Add Rock Salt, Red Chillies powder and Roasted Cumin seeds one by one in it.

Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix them well
Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix them well

Now finally mix all the ingredient well and your Kaddu Raita is ready.

Mixed all ingredient well to make kaddu Raita
Mixed all ingredient well to make kaddu Raita

Now as your Kaddu Ka Raita is ready to be served, take it in a serving bowl and garnish it with some roasted grounded cumin seeds. If you prefer you can also top it with some chopped coriander leaves.

Kaddu Raita served in a bowl and garnish with some roasted cumin powder
Kaddu Ka Raita served in a bowl and garnish with some roasted cumin powder

Kaddu Raita Recipe is one of the easiest to follow but makes a delicious side in no time. Give Kaddu Ka Raita recipe a try at home and let us know in the comments section how much you liked it.

Chef Recommendation for Kaddu Ka Raita

  • If the Yogurt is too sour then you can add a little sugar while making it.
  • If you prefer sweet Kaddu Ka Raita then you can add Sugar instead of Rock Salt or add just a little bit of it to get that extra flavour.
  • Choose a yellow Pumpkin to make Kaddu Raita as it tastes better.

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Kaddu Raita Recipe

Kaddu Raita is a simple dish and is often made along with any other Vrat dish such Vrat Ke Aloo. Kaddu Raita acts as a side along with other dishes to makes a full meal. It can be made during any type of fast or festivals such as Janamashtami, Navratri, Maha Sivratri, Savan fasts etc. The dish can also be prepared during special functions and parties or any other festivals and it will add just the right flavour to your meal.
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Course: Food Recipes, Raita, Snacks & Sides
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 86kcal
Author: Meenu

Ingredients

Main Ingredients for Kaddu Raita

  • 100 g Pumpkin Kaddu
  • 1 cup Natural Yogurt Dahi
  • 3/4 tsp Rock Salt Sendha Namak
  • 1 tsp Red chillies powder Lal Mirch
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Seeds Bhuna Jeera

Instructions

Preparation Steps to make Kaddu Raita

  • Peel outer layer or skin of Pumpkin and cut it into small pieces.
    100 g Pumpkin
  • Now wash them and put them in a utensil. Add 2 cups of water and put it on high flame to boil it.
    100 g Pumpkin
  • Cover it with a lid and let the pumpkin pieces boil for another 5 – 7 mins.
    100 g Pumpkin
  • Check if the pumpkin pieces are soft by pressing them a bit with a spoon or spatula. If the pieces are soft turn off the flame, drain excess water, mash the pumpkin pieces. Let it cool for a minute or two.
    100 g Pumpkin

How to make Kaddu Raita

  • Take Natural Yogurt in a bowl and add mashed pumpkin to it.
    1 cup Natural Yogurt, 100 g Pumpkin
  • Now add Rock Salt, Red Chillies powder and Roasted Cumin seeds to it. Mix it well.
    3/4 tsp Rock Salt, 1 tsp Red chillies powder, 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Seeds
  • Your Kaddu Raita is ready to be served.

Notes

Few considerations while cooking and serving –
  • If the Yogurt is too sour then you can add a little sugar while making it. Also, if you prefer sweet Kaddu Raita then you can add Sugar instead of Rock Salt or add just a little bit of it to get that extra flavour.
  • Choose a yellow Pumpkin to make Kaddu Raita as it tastes better.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 86kcal (4%) | Carbohydrates: 11g (4%) | Protein: 7g (14%) | Fat: 2g (3%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg (2%) | Sodium: 954mg (41%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 9g (10%)
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