Pumpkins are a wonderful vegetable. They are loaded with Vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. They are also anti-oxidant rich and a storehouse of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. Though they're so good for us, they are often off-putting to people who don't like their flavour or colour. Pumpkin parathas are a great way to make pumpkins a great delight to eat! I can vouch for this because when I shared these parathas with my classmates, one of them said that she hates pumpkins but these she could eat by the dozen!
100 gms red pumpkin grated (it is called red but looks yellow)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsps cumin powder
2 tsps red chilly powder
1 1/2 tsps garam masala powder
Salt to taste
Water to knead dough
Oil to cook parathas
Take the grated pumpkin and the whole wheat flour on a big plate. Add in the salt, the cumin powder, the red chilly powder, the garam masala powder and the salt. Before adding the water to knead the dough, use your fingers to mix this dry mixture well together, so the spice flavour is even.
Add water and knead a firm dough. Remember, pumpkin releases some of its own juices so knead a firmer dough than you use, it will become softer over some time.
Roll out thin parathas and cook on a tawa with oil till both sides turn crispy.
Pack in your tiffins for a great treat!
Pumpkin Parathas packed in my tiffin!