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Kaddu paratha recipe with step by step photos. A quick, healthy and tasty paratha made from kaddu (pumpkin), herbs and spices.

This kaddu ka paratha recipe is easy to prepare. as grated pumpkin is directly added to the flour. You just have to knead the dough along with herbs and spices. Then roll them and roast them.

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kaddu paratha, pumpkin paratha

This is a nutritious recipe as these flat breads are made from whole wheat flour and pumpkin. I usually add pumpkin in vegetable sambar or make pumpkin sambar or make dry sabzi from pumpkin.

This paratha recipe is a good way to start your day in a healthy way. At times I prepare parathas for breakfast and I do try to make it more nutritious by adding some veggies. I have shared quite a number of Paratha recipes on blog like:

These kaddu parathas can be served for breakfast or as a quick snack or even for lunch. You can serve these parathas with a raita or pickle.

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Kaddu Paratha

4.86 from 7 votes
Kaddu ka paratha is a quick, healthy and tasty whole wheat flatbread made from pumpkin, herbs and spices. 
kaddu paratha recipe, pumpkin paratha recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:25 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:45 mins
Course:breakfasts,snacks
Cuisine:indian
Diet:vegetarian
Servings (change the number to scale):4 people
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 250 grams pumpkin (kaddu) - peeled and grated
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • ¼ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ inch ginger - grated or finely chopped
  • 1 to 2 green chilies - finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves - chopped
  • salt - as required
  • 1 tablespoon ghee for kneading dough
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour - to dust the dough while rolling them.
  • oil or ghee as required for roasting parathas

Instructions

making paratha dough

  • Rinse, peel and grate the pumpkin.
  • Take 1 cup of whole wheat flour in a big plate (parat) or vessel.
  • Add chopped green chilis, chopped coriander leaves, cumin seeds, carom seeds, grated ginger, garam masala powder, roasted cumin powder, grated pumpkin and salt in the flour.
  • Mix everything very well. Start gathering all the mixture.
  • Knead the dough. Don't add any water while kneading. the juices from the pumpkin is enough to knead the dough.
  • If the dough becomes sticky, then add some more flour and knead again. If the dough is dry then add little water and knead again.
  • Now add 1 tablespoon of ghee. Knead again into a soft dough.
  • cover the dough and allow it to rest for 10 to 15 mins.

making kaddu ka paratha

  • After 10 to 15 minutes Make lemon sized balls from the dough. Cover and keep aside. 
  • Add some whole wheat flour in a plate or bowl. Take one ball and roll over the wheat flour.
  • Take the dough ball on the rolling board and begin to roll it with a rolling pin (belan). While rolling, dust some more flour if required. 
  • Roll to a small or medium sized paratha with the rolling pin (belan). 

cooking kaddu paratha

  • Place the rolled paratha on a hot tava or griddle.
  • When one side is partly cooked (about ¼th) then flip it. Spread some oil or ghee on the partly cooked side.
  • Also, press the sides of the paratha so that the edges are cooked well. now with the help of tongs or spatula flip the paratha again. 
  • Spread some oil or ghee on the side which is facing you. flip again a couple of times till the paratha are roasted well. 
  • Make all pumpkin paratha this way.
  • Roast till the paratha is cooked well and you see some golden or brown spots on the paratha. You can stack the parathas in a roti basket or casserole.
  • Serve the kaddu ka paratha warm with pickle or curd. 

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Kaddu Paratha
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 331mg14%
Potassium 349mg10%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 5392IU108%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 2mg10%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Vitamin E 4mg27%
Vitamin K 5µg5%
Calcium 26mg3%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 27µg7%
Iron 2mg11%
Magnesium 59mg15%
Phosphorus 161mg16%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Preparation to make pumpkin paratha

1. Rinse and peel 250 grams of (kaddu) pumpkin.

kaddu paratha recipe

2. Then grate the pumpkin. You should get about 1 cup of grated pumpkin.

kaddu paratha recipe

3. Keep all the spice powders and other ingredients ready for making kaddu paratha.

kaddu paratha recipe

Making pumpkin paratha dough

4. Take 1 cup of whole wheat flour in a big plate (parat) or vessel.

kaddu paratha recipe

5. Add 1 to 2 finely chopped green chilies, ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves, ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera), ¼ carom seeds (ajwain) and ½ inch grated ginger (adrak). If you do not have green chilies then you can substitute with ½ teaspoon red chili powder .

kaddu paratha recipe

6. next add ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder, ¼ teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder) and salt as required.

kaddu paratha recipe

7. Also add grated pumpkin.

kaddu paratha recipe

8. Mix everything very well.

kaddu paratha recipe

9. Start gathering all the mixture and begin to knead to a dough. don’t add any water while kneading. The juices from the pumpkin is enough to knead the dough. If the dough becomes sticky, then add some more flour and knead again. If the dough is dry then add little water and knead again.

kaddu paratha recipe

10. now add 1 tablespoon of ghee.

kaddu paratha recipe

11. Knead again into a soft dough.

kaddu paratha recipe

12. Allow the dough to rest for 10 to 15 mins. You can cover the dough with a cotton cloth or cover the bowl with a lid.

kaddu paratha recipe

13. After 10 to 15 minutes, remove the lid or cotton cloth.

kaddu paratha recipe

Making pumpkin paratha

15. Make lemon sized balls. I got eight balls from the dough. Cover the dough balls and keep aside.

kaddu paratha recipe

16. Add some whole wheat flour in a dish or a bowl.

kaddu paratha recipe

17. Take one ball and roll over the whole wheat flour.

kaddu paratha recipe

18. Take the dough ball on the rolling board and begin to roll it with a rolling pin (belan). while rolling, dust some more flour if required.

kaddu paratha recipe

19. Roll to a small or a medium sized paratha with the rolling pin (belan).

kaddu paratha recipe

Cooking pumpkin paratha

20. Place the rolled pumpkin paratha on a hot tava or griddle. Fry the parathas on medium flame.

kaddu paratha recipe

21. When one side is partly cooked (about ¼th) then flip it.

kaddu paratha recipe

22. Spread some oil or ghee on the partly cooked side.

kaddu paratha recipe

23. Now with the help of tongs or spatula flip the pumpkin paratha again.

kaddu paratha recipe

24. Spread some oil or ghee on the side which is facing you.

kaddu paratha recipe

25. Also press the sides of the kaddu paratha so that the edges are cooked well.

kaddu paratha recipe

26. Flip again a couple of times till the kaddu paratha is roasted well.

kaddu paratha recipe

27. Roast till the pumpkin paratha is cooked well and you see some golden or brown spots on the paratha.

kaddu paratha recipe

28. You can stack the kaddu paratha in a roti basket or casserole.

kaddu paratha recipe

29. In a similar manner make the rest of pumpkin parathas.

kaddu paratha recipe

30. Serve the pumpkin paratha warm with a side accompaniment of aloo sabzi or mango pickle.

kaddu paratha recipe

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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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16 comments/reviews

  1. This is a nice way to use pumpkin.Along with basic spices mixed in the dough,they make for very good parathas.Loved it.4 stars

    • thanks again winnie. yes they do and taste good too.

  2. I am unable to post a comprehensive feedback.5 stars

    • but i can see your this comment and your comments have not gone in the spam folder. so you can try again.

  3. hi Dassana,
    This response in not only in appreciation of this recipe, but so many other ones you have so beautifully posted. You are the best thing that has happened in my life in the past one year5 stars

    • thanks veena for this sweet feedback. i am touched with your kind words.

  4. Just made them so good differently make them again thank you.

    • Welcome Pam

  5. Everyone at my home was surprised like KADDU KA BHI PARANTHA HOTA HAI when I shared they felt as if I have great knowledge about cooking I gave all credit to you.
    Thank you for creativity and innovation.

    • Welcome Meghà. Nice to know. There are some rare recipes and I plan to share them also.

  6. yummy. healthy. thank u.5 stars

    • welcome gayathri

  7. Hi Dassana,
    I must say I had pumpkin at home and I was searching for breakfast recipes and at the exact right click of moment I found kaddu parantha and Really I cannot stop myself from appreciating you that exact measurement exact step by step method and exact pictures matched my preparation and same stickiness point matched as if you were there in my front. Thanks
    God bless. You have great passion and experience..

    • Welcome Meghà. Glad to know that you liked the kaddu paratha recipe presentation. Thanks for your kind words and best wishes.

  8. Hi Dasana, Is it okay if we grind the pumpkin and add to the flour? Grating is a painful task.:(5 stars

    • Priya, yes you can grind the pumpkin.