Pumpkin has a range of fantastic health benefits, including being one of the best-known sources of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant. It also gives orange vegetables and fruits their vibrant color.

The body converts any ingested beta-carotene into vitamin A.Consuming foods rich in beta-carotene may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer, offer protection against asthma and heart disease, and delay aging and body degeneration.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup Red Pumpkin (kaddu) cubes
  • 1/2 cup Potato cubes
  • 1/2 cup Chopped spring onions
  • 1 large sized clove of Ginger (adrak), chopped
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Dried mixed herbs
  • 3 tbsp Butter or olive oil
  • salt and Black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste

Method:

  1. First melt butter in a pan and saute the spring onions and garlic for 1 minute.

  2. Add the pumpkin and potato and saute for about 3 minutes.

  3. Add the milk and 1 cup of hot water, mix well and simmer on a slow flame till the potatoes are cooked.

  4. Allow the mixture to cool completely and then puree in the blender.(Don't blend hot mixture, you can burn yourself)

  5. Combine the pureed mixture with 2 cups of hot water in a pan.

  6. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.

  7. Serve Hot.

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