Pumpkin Parathas

September 19, 2006 at 10:49 pm 20 comments

Pumpkin-truly Pumps up your Kins! J  

With loads of Vitamins ,Minerals, Carotenes this orange fleshy vegetable (I am calling this as a vegetable – that’s what it is regarded as in India) is rich in fibre and low in calories and Cholesterol. So many benefits and yet I am surprised this vegetable doesn’t enjoy the popularity it should. I know many people who will say ‘Pumpkin..yuck!’. Bhopla (in Marathi) or Kaddu (in Hindi) is looked down upon by many people. In fact Pumpkins are quite versatile and can be added to many recipes like soups, curries, Sambar,Puris,cakes,pies -the list is endless.

Each and every part of this plump vegetable is edible, tasty and nutritious- The flesh , the seeds and the skin too!(We make a delicious chutney from the skin)

I am really glad Meeta has chosen this all rounder vegetable for this month’s FMR.

So here’s Pumpkins Parathas for Meetas FMR




3 Cups Whole wheat flour

1 cup grated Pumpkin (we call it Lal Bhopla here, the flat round variety)

2 tsp chopped fresh green coriander leaves

2 tsp sesame seeds

1 tsp ajowain seeds

2 tsp green chilli paste

1 tsp turmeric powder

2 tsp lime juice (optional)

Salt as per taste

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.Pumpkin contains lots of water, so knead the dough in it. Use more water if required and knead into a soft pliable dough.Don’t keep the dough for long.

Immediately make small lime size balls of the dough.Roll out each ball on a flat surface with a rolling pin into a circle. Dust some wheat flour if required.On a hot griddle/tava, cook each paratha on both sides applying little oil on both sides.

Serve hot with curds(yoghurt) or some achaar,Chutney.


Entry filed under: coriander leaves, flour, green chilli, Health and Nutrition, lime, lime juice, pumpkin, Roti/Parathas, salt, seed, sesame, sesame seed, turmeric, whole wheat flour, winter squash.

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20 Comments Add your own

  • 1. shilpa  |  September 20, 2006 at 7:59 pm

    Wow..thats a great recipe. I will try it tomorrow :).

    @Thanks a lot Shilpa.Pls.let me know how you liked it.

  • 2. Meeta  |  September 21, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    Paranthas with pumpkin! WOW! Certainly will book mark this and try making it. Thank you so much for the entry.

    @Thanks and let me know Meeta how u like it.

  • 3. Vaishali  |  September 22, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    Parathas with pumpkin sound great. I am coming to your place for some…

    @ You are most welcome Vaishali I am waiting 🙂 and thanks a lot for ur kind words

  • […] Todays lunch is pumpkin paratha, chutney and fruits(strawberry, grapes and pear). […]

    @Shilpa,saw ur parathas.look great.i am glad u tried them

  • 5. Krithika  |  September 22, 2006 at 9:47 pm

    This is a great recipe. Will surely try it

    @Thanks Krithika..will wait for ur feedback when u taste it!

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  • 7. Darshini  |  September 24, 2006 at 4:22 pm

    Hi your parathas look really yummmmmmy …i’m surely gonna try them out…but could you please tell me which pumpkin you used – orange one or white?

    @Hi Darshini.Thanks for your kind words.I used the orange pumpkin.Let me know how you like it

  • 8. sonali  |  October 11, 2006 at 3:16 am


    Thanks this looks and sounds yummy, specially with Halloween my kids love to go pumkin picking and they don’t eat pumkin pie and I end up making pumpkin sheera with ghee!!
    This is a great healthy alternative to use pumkins, this is what our lunch dabba will have tomorrow!!!

    @Thanks Sonali and do let me know how your kids liked it.


  • 9. Deepa  |  December 28, 2006 at 8:06 am

    Hey thanx for sharing the recipe. I tried it and it really was very delicious. Thanx again:)

  • 10. beesidhu  |  October 13, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    Hi this looks good …Pumpkin is the dark orange round kind ? wanna try making ..
    @ Yes its the orange round pumpkin

  • 11. padma  |  October 21, 2007 at 1:25 am

    Hey,thatz a great recipe of pumpkin,I am going to try it for dinner

  • 12. vidya  |  November 13, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Wow looks tasty


    Tips for healthy living

  • 13. vidya  |  November 24, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    I will try this, for my afternoon lunch today.
    A guide to healthy living

  • 14. swethaskitchen.com  |  April 26, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    i recently came accross your blog and like your blog. i have also started a foodblog recently.keep up your good work and i wish u a very success.


  • 15. Divya  |  May 25, 2009 at 9:06 am

    thanks so much for this recipe! My husband who uptil now regarded pumpkin as an untouchable vegetable, loved this one and I am delighted 😀 We both loved the pumpkin parathas.

  • 16. Geeta  |  October 21, 2009 at 12:06 am


    We got a very huge pumpkin last week.. and I was looking for all possible pumpkin recipes on the internet.. I was looking for some recipes other than sweet recipes.. I found this one.. and made some parathas today.. they tasted amazing.. thank you 🙂
    till now I have made pumpkin bhajee, pumpkin bharit, pumpkin thalipeeth and pumpkin paratha today.. I still have 5 more kgs of pumpkin to finish 🙂 can u suggest some more recipes..


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  • 18. Snehal Joshi  |  October 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Its a great receipe…I tried at home…got sooooo…. many compliments …thank you 🙂

  • 19. bhagyashri  |  October 27, 2012 at 10:50 am


  • […] lunch is pumpkin paratha, chutney and fruits(strawberry, grapes and […]


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