Bored of eating regular porotta? Try this healthy pumpkin porotta

Pumpkin is loaded with anti oxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Photo: Ganga Srikant

Porotta is undoubtedly one of the favorite food items of Keralites. However, porotta which is cooked using all-purpose flour and lots of oil isn’t considered a healthy dish. Meanwhile, pumpkin is loaded with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Here is an interesting recipe for pumpkin porotta that tastes good and is healthy too.

400 gms pumpkin
¼ cup water
Salt as required
4 cups all-purpose flour
Oil as required

Remove the skin and cut the pumpkin into big chunks
Cook the pumpkin pieces in a pressure cooker with ¼ cup water until four whistles
After it cools down, blend the cooked pumpkin along with the cooking water in a mixer jar
Transfer the pumpkin puree to a huge bowl
Add salt
Now add the all-purpose flour slowly
Mix into a soft dough
Rub a teaspoon of oil, cover using a lid or a piece of cloth and keep aside for at least an hour
Now make eight balls from the dough
Grease a rolling board or countertop nicely with oil
Roll the balls into thin sheets
Rub oil on these dough sheets
Sprinkle some all-purpose flour too
Using a knife, cut thin strips
Hold these strips together and roll them into a coil
Rub some oil on your fingers and gently press on these coils to make porotta
Cook on a hot pan
Sprinkle oil to make porotta crispy
Tasty and healthy pumpkin porotta is ready!


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