Pumpkin masala poori

Pumpkin Masala Poori Recipe

Pumpkin is highly recommended in  low calorie diet plans. It is good for chronic conditions, helps in improving eye sight. It contains Vitamin A, C, lutein and zeaxanthin. To boost immune system include pumpkin in your diet.

There are varieties of pumpkin dishes and desserts one can prepare. For a change try pumpkin poori for evening snack or morning breakfast with vegetable saagu.  


  1. Sweet pumpkin – small size
  2. Rice flout -3 cups
  3. Cumin-1 tsp
  4. Grated coconut- ½ cup
  5. Curry leaves – 10-12 leaves
  6. Red chili -6-8
  7. Asafetida – pinch
  8. Salt – as per taste
  9. Oil for frying


  1. Wash and peel pumpkin. Remove seeds and cut into small pieces.
  2. Puressure cook pumpkin. Do not add water. One whistle is enough to  cook pumpkin. Remove pumpkin from pressure cooker and allow it to cool.
  3. Add cumin, coconut, asafetida and red chili into grinder and grind it to fine paste. Add very little water.
  4. Finely chop the curry leaves and mix with spice (masala) paste.
  5. Mix pumpkin, masala and salt well. Now add rice flour to the mix to form a dough. Adjust rice flour based on pumpkin- masla quantity.
  6. Prepare small balls for poori using dough, roll them to small sheets.
  7. Heat oil on medium heat source and fry the pooris. Remove puffed pooris to paper towel to remove excess oil.
  8. Serve hot pumpkin pooris with vegetable saagu or potato curry.



Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: November 23, 2023

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