Pumpkin puri

A visit to a friend's vegetable garden resulted in me thinking about what to do with all the fresh produce I greedily picked from her garden. Amongst  the numerous veggies , was a little pumpkin and  I had no idea what to do with it ! A phone call to mom, and I was all set to make yummy puris with the pumpkin which kids  absolutely love . So here is the recipe for the same. This puri's taste mildly sweet and come out very crisp and tasty.



  • Pumpkin--1/2 slice
  • Whole Wheat flour -- 2 cups
  • Besan(gram flour)--2 tbsp
  • Ajwain seeds--1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


Peel  the skin and cut the pumpkin into  tiny pieces.Remove any seeds if present.

Take little oil in a pan and fry the pumpkin for a minute, add salt  and cover it till it gets fully cooked and soft.  This may take 5-6 minutes. Let it cool and add the pulp in the wheat flour, add besan, turmeric,salt, ajwain seeds and knead it without adding any water. Add oil if it gets too sticky and let the dough rest for an hour. Roll out puri's and deep fry them in oil. Serve with ketchup or yogurt(dahi). 

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