Sunday, May 4, 2008

White Pumpkin Paratha ~ Roti Mela!

White Pumpkin is called Boodida Gummidi in Telugu, Pushanikai in Tamil and Peta in Hindi. Its not very often that we cook with this. Especially in my in-laws place, this is never included. But amma came across a paratha thats made with white pumpkin with millet and wheat flour. It looked very interesting.

When Amma asked what millet to use, I suggested Korra Biyamu, which is also referred as Millet. Athamma has this in stock as this is quite commonly prepared in their native place. This is common man's rice and moreover supposed to be very healthy! Actually when I searched the web for information, I couldn't find any. Guess I may not have spelled properly. Athamma ensures who ever comes from their native, gets a bag for her. People with diabetics can have this as its more suited for them. And very simple to make.

Since the recipe called for flour, we pound the korra biyamu and used it.


Ingredients Needed:

Makes 12 pieces.

Wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Millet flour - 1/2 cup
White pumpkin, grated - 1 cup
salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp
Turmeric
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Ginger chilli paste - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Asafotida a pinch
Curd/ Yogurt - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp for frying.

Method to prepare:

Soak the Korra biyamu in water, shade dry it and grind to a fine powder. If this is not available, you can use the regular Millet flour.

Grate the pumpkin and in a bowl, take all the ingredients. Add little water and slowly knead to a soft dough.

Ensure it doesn't stick to hand. Rest it for about 10 - 15 mins.



Divide to equal balls. Heat a tawa and once its hot, roll out each ball and cook on both sides.

Sprinkle oil on both and cook on medium heat, till its well done.

Enjoy this healthy White pumpkin Parathas with Millet flour!

Another one for my Roti Mela!

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16 comments :

satya said...

This is a new one Srivalli....I normally use boodida gummadikai for majjiga pulusu....now I'll try this recipe.

kamala said...

With the high price and shortage of rice here these parathas would surely be healthy one Valli.Looking forward more from u

ANJALI J. said...

never tried these parathas.. They look lovely..

Rajitha said...

ur red-chilli powder is really really red...is a diff type of roti...thnks for sharing..

Uma said...

wow, the paratha looks so good. nice combo.

Divya Vikram said...

you have started a spree making rotis..carry on..waiting forward for more of your recipes..

Arundathi said...

thats really interesting valli - i dont think i've ever used millet flour or white pumpkin in a roti. very innovative.

Rachel said...

Millet as a flour...I feel so ignorant....

Kalai said...

Awesome color, Valli! Is that just from the chilli powder? Overall a delicious and healthy roti! :)

sowmya said...

paratha looks good..new to me...should try sometime...

Madhu said...

I've not made parathas with white pumpkin. Will definitely try the next time. If you have not tried bottle gourd in chapathis, try it Sri, it's also very good.

SMN said...

This is is all new recipe for me Srivalli.. thanks for sharing

Asha said...

I don't recognize that grain Sri, looks like Jowar but it's too white. Lucky girl get to eat all that yummy new ingredient dishes. Roti looks really good!:)

ranji said...

white pumpkin paratha is new to me...very creative idea....looks delicious:)

Srivalli said...

satya, Oh majjiga pulusu is something I haven't tried..will have to do it sometime!

kamala, yeah this makes a good variation

Anjali...thanks..

Rajitha, yeah its the small round ones that we grind..really fiery!

Uma, thank you

Divya, hhaha..yeah I have shortlisted quite a number of them!

Arundathi, thank you!...hope you try this out!

Rachel, hahah..we are learning so much!

Kalai, yep I added only chilli powder nothing else!

sowmya, do try..it tastes great with just curds

Madhu, oh will try them..thanks

SMN, glad you liked it!

Asha, yeah its more prevalent in andhra I guess...thanks

ranji, thank you!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Roti looks good. New one nice

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