You might have eaten pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread or pumpkin pancake but have you tried Pumpkin Pulao? It is an easy and irresistible recipe with pumpkin and basmati rice. This nourishing pulao has a lot of flavors and very satisfying meal. It goes very well with raita and meat dishes but far simpler and quicker to prepare..
This wonder vegetable is loaded with Vitamin A and anti-oxidant, good source of Vitamin C. K. E and lots of minerals including magnesium, potassium and iron.
Servings : 8
2 C basmati rice rinsed and soaked 30 minutes
2 C pumpkin grated
2 onion chopped
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 C chopped cilantro
2 green chili slit
1/2 C tomato chopped
2 TB ghee/oil
1 tsp garam masala
5 C water
salt to taste
cilantro for garnish
Heat the ghee in a deep non stick pot, fry ginger garlic paste. green chili, tomato and onion until translucent.
Add in pumpkin, cilantro, chili powder, salt and garam masala, stir for 1 minute.
Now add the rice and water. When the water has evaporated, cover and simmer for 10 minutes using the lowest heat.
Remove from heat and fluff with fork. Garnish with cilantro at the time of serving.
Serve hot with raita and spicy gravy.