|Pumpkins for sale at the weekly market in Maibang|
Another creamy concoction was this roasted pumpkin raita. Raita is made with yoghurt to which the fruits or vegetables are added. They may be cooked (bottle gourd raita) or raw (as in cucumber raita). The variations are many. Toasted and roughly pounded cumin seeds add a wonderful flavour to this dish. The other ingredients that go in are chopped or ground herbs, chilli powder, sugar and salt. This raita accompanied the chicken biryani I made the other day.
|Pumpkin parathas made with whole wheat & amaranth flour|
I have not included detailed recipes in this post. I am still experimenting and trying out pairings I hadn't tried before. Watch this space for more!:)