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Pumpkin (Parangikai/Kaddu) Spread

Pumpkin_Parangikai_Kaddu_Spread_1Pumpkin gives us more health benefits but we consume it less as compared to any other vegetables. Pumpkin is loaded with anti-oxidants, beta-carotene and other minerals. It has more water content in it. Pumpkin is used in many ways in cooking in kootu, poriyal etc.,.

Here is Pumpkin (Parangikai/Kaddu) Spread. This can be used as a spread on bread, chapatti, dosai etc.

Pumpkin is known as Parangikai (பரங்கிக்காய்) in Tamil and as Kaddu in Hindi.


  • Pumpkin – 500 grams
  • Onion small –  1 no
  • Green chilli – 2 no
  • Chilli flakes – half teaspoon (adjust as per sweetness of pumpkin)
  • Turmeric powder – quarter teaspoon
  • Eggless mayonnaise – 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves – few strings
  • Salt – as per need
  • Cooking oil – 1 tablespoon



  • Peel the pumpkin skin and also remove seeds; grate the pumpkin; finely chop onion, green chilli and coriander leaves.

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  • Grease a pan with oil; add chopped onion, green chilli and coriander leaves; stir for few minutes till onion turns to pink in colour; add  grated pumpkin and stir for few seconds.

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  • Add turmeric powder, salt and chilli flakes; keep cooking in open pan; within few minutes it will be fully cooked and also dry up.

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  • Allow it to cool; add mayonnaise and mix well.

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  • Now Pumpkin (Parangikai/Kaddu) Spread is ready to use.


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