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Saturday, April 08, 2006 

Kaddu Ki Poori (Red Pumpkin Poori)

Kaddu - Pumpkin
Poori - Deep Fried Indian Bread

Usually, people tend to make plain flour Pooris on Ashtami, but I had some 'Kaddu'(Baby Yellow Pumpkin) left over from the day before and I remembered from somehwere that one can make Pooris out of this vegetable as well. Google "Mata" Ki Jai Ho! I came across a couple of recipes for Pumpkin Poori and they were basically very similar and very simple....so, I started right away.

Whole wheat flour, 2 Cups
Pumpkin, boiled, skinned and then mashed, 1 Cup
Jaggery/Brown Sugar, 2 Tablespoons
Cardamom powder, 1/4 Teaspoon
Oil for frying

Mix all the ingredients and form into a dough. Roll the dough out somewhat thicker than a plain poori. And fry in oil just as you would the normal Poori. The measures of the ingredients are as per what the website suggested from where I got this recipe but I added a bit more crushed Jaggery than what was suggested. There is a mild sweetness in this Poori and the Pumpkin makes it a bit more yellowish/orangish in colour plus they are very very soft! Another thing - the recipe asked the Poori to be rolled out thicker than a normal one - wonder why??

Even though Pumpkin has a Halloween connection to it but these delicious looking and simple to make Pooris are not evil at all!! (The idea of having to deep fry them and consuming those extra calories is what is evil but I'm sure we can roll them out into Rotis as well - without frying. Will try them next when I have Kaddu in my refrigerator!)

Hey Shilpi! You could send this recipe to blogmeeta@hotmail.com today as an entry to FMR 'PUMPKIN' Event! Hurry!! It would be perfect!!

Hello Asha,

Thanks for dropping by! Have been away from blogging for quite some time now and didn't know about the lovely FMR Event on Pumpkin. Yes, I could have sent these lovely Punpkin Pooris for the event. But, I am late :( Too late, I guess! Thanks for reminding :)

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