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Kaddu ki Poori (Pumpkin Puri)

 Published 2018-Oct-29   Updated 2018-Oct-29

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Manjal Poosanikai Poori, Red Pumpkin Puri, Parangikai Puri)

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Recently I had shared the recipe of Pumpkin Paratha. The day I made those, I also made some Pumpkin Pooris for my kids. The dough for making both is almost the same. You need to make the dough a little stiffer. Kids always prefer poori's over paratha. 

These pumpkin pooris are softer in texture and ofcourse tastier with all the different spices. If you want the poori's sweeter, add some grated jaggery also while making the dough. If you prefer tangy taste, add some amchoor powder along with the spices. These are just a few options that you can try out. Let me share the recipe of how I made my pooris first.

Recipe for Pumpkin Poori

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4


  • Pumpkin Puree - 1 cup (about 200 gms)
  • Wheat flour (Atta) - 1.5 cups (about 200 gms)
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Carom Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Oil - for frying the pooris


  1. To make these poori's we need Indian red pumpkin, which is actually yellow in colour. Peel the skin and cut into big chunks. 
  2. Cook these in the microwave or in a small vessel with some water for 5 minutes.
  3. Puree the cooked pumpkin pieces.
  4. Take the wheat flour, pumpkin puree, salt, red chili powder, cumin powder, carom seeds and garam masala powder in a mixing bowl.
  5. Make it into a stiff dough. Add little water if required to make a dough.
  6. Rest the dough for 10 - 15 minutes before making the poori's.
  7. Take small ball out of the dough and roll into a small poori. You could use a poori press for doing this easily.
  8. Fry them one by one in hot oil until it puffs up. Enjoy with some nice side dish.

Detailed Steps to make Pumpkin Paratha

Peel, chop and cook the pumpkin till soft.

Pumpkin Poori Preparation Steps

Make a smooth puree once it cools.

Pumpkin Poori Preparation Steps

Take this puree with some wheat flour, salt, red chili powder, cumin powder, carom seeds and garam masala powder in a mixing bowl.

Pumpkin Poori Preparation Steps

Mix everything together and make a stiff dough. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. 

Pumpkin Poori Preparation Steps

Take a small balls out of the dough, roll it out into a small poori. Fry them one by one in hot oil.

Pumpkin Poori Preparation Steps

Serving Pumpkin Poori

  • These pooris can be had with just pckle or with channa masala or aloo masala.

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Comments (6)

Person   ()
Amazing pumpkin puri. I’m planning to do the same. Does it have a sweet taste?
Person   ()
Do try it. There is a slight sweetness which is not dominant.
Person   ()
Interesting. Will try this one out.
Person   ()
Nice. Try it out and give your comments.
Person   ()
POOSANIKKAI is the White pumpkin and what you have used as per description and photo is
Person   ()
Thanks for letting me know. I have corrected it.

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