Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pumpkin Idli



Fall is here and so are the pumpkins and several delicious varieties of squash. Pumpkins are loaded with antioxidants and are rich in Potassium,Zinc and Fiber. This is a savory traditional Indian recipe modified to suit the American palate.
Ingredients:

1. 2 cups shredded pumpkins.
2. 1 cup semolina or whole-wheat couscous
3. 1 cup shredded coconuts
4. Salt to taste
5. 1 tbsp grated ginger


Method:

1. Dry roast semolina until golden brown. No roasting needed for couscous.
2. Allow the semolina to cool for about 10 min.
3. Mix the roasted semolina , shredded pumpkin and coconuts, salt and ginger and let stand for 15 min.
4. Shape into balls.
5. Steam for 10 min.

Optional: Garnish with coriander and cashews. Spice lovers can temper Indian style with a bit a mustard, green chilies and asafoetida (hing).





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