Monday, January 24, 2011

Red Pumpkin Yogurt Salad

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Red pumpkin is one vegetable which I do not cook much as hubby does not like it,he eats it only in sambar and that is the only way I always end up making with it.When I saw this recipe in Sukham Ayu,I liked the simplicity of the salad with a typical south Indian touch and was in mind from such a long time to make it.So,this time when I brought pumpkin I saved a small piece of it to make this salad for my lunch.It is a very simple one and you can make it in a breeze,the coolness from the yogurt,the sweetness from the pumpkin and crunchiness from the onions is well balanced with salt and the heat from green chili.

Ingredients:
1 cup bite size pieces of red pumpkin
1 small red onion,finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped coriander
1 small green chili,finely chopped
2 tbsp yogurt
salt to taste

for tadka:
1 tsp oil/ghee
1/4 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp urad dal
5-6 curry leaves
a pinch of hing

Method:
  • Steam the red pumpkin pieces for 4-5 mins until its tender still firm.Cool them to a room temperature.
  • in a bowl,mix in the red pumpkin pieces,chopped onions,green chilies,chopped coriander,salt and slightly beaten yogurt and mix well.Keep it refrigerated for an hour.
  • Meanwhile heat oil/ghee in a small pan,crackle mustard seeds,urad dal,hing and curry leaves for a minute.
  • Mix in the tadka with the salad and serve it cold.
Variations:
Red pumpkin can be replaced by diced cucumber/steamed white pumpkin/Zucchini for a variation.

This salad is going to participate in the 'Only' Salads event hosted by me,which is started by Pari of Foodelicious.

35 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Colorful and healthy salad out there!

Santosh Bangar said...

love to eat this new recipe salad looking healthy

Priya said...

Very interesting and new salad for me..

LG said...

Looks yummy :)

jayasree said...

Salad with pumpkin sounds interesting. And healthy too.

jeyashrisuresh said...

very healthy and new salad. Will try this out

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks healthy and delicious dear :)

Priti said...

Looks gud and innovative ,..

The Mistress of Spices said...

Now this sounds delicious! Pumpkin and yogurt are two of my favorite things, so I think I will have to give this a try!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

This sounds healthy and new kind of salad....

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

? said...

Just chanced upon you blog! Loved this recipe. Pumpkin gets lower ratings for us and usually goes into buttermilk based curries or sambhar.

Smitha said...

nice and healthy recipe! love how u used the pumpkin in a salad...yum!


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kanthi said...

Healthy salaad,easy to make,looks
delicious

Pavithra said...

One of my fav combo but i have never added onion to the pumpking salad. SUre will try adding it next time.

FoodZone said...

Never tried pumpkin with yogurt. Looks so delicious. B'ful shot.

aipi said...

That looks sensational..fantastic salad recipe!

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Soumya said...

wow...very refreshing and healthy salad...loved it...will try this...

Preeti Kashyap said...

Looks so healthy and yummmmmmmmmmmmm!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

A different way to use pumpkins and the salad looks extremely yummy:)

Rekha shoban said...

tempting pic...interesting salad...book marked it!

Curry Leaf said...

Prathibha,I have got another salad coming up.Will mail together.

Curry Leaf said...

Hey Love this salad.I have used the combo but never as a salad.I must try this. My daughter loves pumpkin

Sumi said...

great way to use up the pumpkin :)

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!!!!!!such a colourful healthy recipe

Megha said...

how nice to see you hosting an event :)

rekhas kitchen said...

Ohhhh so delicious looking salad love that creamy yogurt dressing perfect... BTW I am doing good dear I am in Libya now...

Viki's Kitchen said...

Salad looks so inviting dear. Best wishes on your event and will definitely send mine soon.

Swathi said...

Love anything with yogurt in it. this raita sounds delicious.

Cham said...

That looks very different ur salad, and delicious too!

Yummy Team said...

Colorful n healthy salad..and a lovely pic!!

Malli's Mint and Mimosas said...

Prathy,
This looks so delicious and colorful..... tempting and making me hungry!!

Jay said...

tooooo tempting salad with awesome clicks...
Tasty appetite

Rachu said...

Thts new to me... so refreshing.. meets all salad needs.

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Krishnaveni said...

super delicious salad, yummy

Hasna said...

wow...a new one for me...luvly pix too...thanx for visiting ma place...reposted the coleslaw recipe...

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