Sweet Pumpkin Paratha, Kaddu Ka Meetha Paratha

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Today I bring to you the sweet pumpkin paratha or kaddu ka meetha paratha recipe for babies and kids. The main ingredient is pumpkin or kaddu which is usually a neglected vegetable in kid’s diet.

Parathas are comforting food for most of us and what if they are sweet! This recipe is a healthy and sweet twist to the usual breakfast dish. This paratha recipe stars the healthy pumpkin, jaggery along with the mighty desiccated coconut.

sweet pumpkin paratha

Parathas are versatile as a dish. One can add lentils, veggies, spices and get a completely different paratha dish based on the ingredients.

You can also refer to the 14 chapati varieties you can make for your toddler.

Health benefits of pumpkin:

  • High in Vitamins (A, E, C and B) and Minerals like Mangesium, Copper and Manganese
  • Powerful source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant which offers protection against asthma and boosts immunity
  • Helps to maintain healthy eyesight

Sweet pumpkin paratha – preparation method:

This is a traditional recipe shared by mom-in-law. We often make it as a breakfast or dinner item. It can be teamed up with a spicy and tangy tomato based gravy, plain curd or as it is. This paratha is very soft and can also be served to  babies above 10 months of age.

Heat a pressure cooker/ kadai with ghee. Add pumpkin and let it cook well. Add jaggery, turmeric powder and desiccated coconut.

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Cook until everything comes together. Meanwhile make the dough with whole wheat flour and a pinch of salt. Add the mixture to the dough. Roll out parathas and cook on tawa.

sweet pumpkin paratha sweet pumpkin parathaSimple and easy paratha is ready 🙂

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Sweet Pumpkin Paratha, Kaddu Ka Meetha Paratha
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Ingredients
  • Pumpkin (peeled and diced ) - 1 cup
  • Jaggery – ½ cup
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Dry / Desiccated Coconut (grated) – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric – ½ tsp
  • Whole wheat flour / Atta – ¾ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil / Ghee - as required
Instructions
  1. Deskin and deseed the pumpkin. Dice the pumpkin into medium sized chunks
  2. Heat ghee in a pan and add pumpkin. Cover with a lid. Let the pumpkin cook for 5 to 6 minutes on a medium flame
  3. Add in the jaggery, turmeric and coconut. Let the mix cook for 4 to 5 minutes more on medium flame or until the pumpkin is soft. Do ensure the jaggery does not get burnt.
  4. For the making the dough - take whole wheat flour and add salt (approximately one pinch)
  5. Add in the cooked pumpkin mixture. Knead soft dough using the pumpkin jaggery mix. Do not add water.
  6. To make the paratha - take one ball and roll it out into a small round shape. Do this step very gently. Do dust the rolling table / surface with little flour to avoid the paratha from sticking.
  7. Cook the paratha on the tawa / pan on both sides . Each side will take approximately 2-3 minutes each. Add oil / butter / ghee as per your preference. One can add approximately 1 tsp oil on each side. Cook the paratha on a medium flame.
  8. Take paratha off the tawa and Serve.
Notes

  • You can add chilli powder, green chilli, garam masala powder and make it a sweet or spicy recipe
  • You can also use freshly grated coconut

If you are looking for paratha recipes for your baby/ toddler you can also refer to stuffed ragi paratha and cheese paneer paratha.

Trust that you all liked this recipe of sweet pumpkin paratha. Do try it out at home and let me know the feedback in comments.

About Author

Neha is a Management graduate and a professional working in a reputed IT firm. She is a mother of a five year old son and 2 years old daughter. She believes in giving family a priority over work and has a passion for writing & cooking. She strongly believes that a rich diet is essential for growing kids and believes that innovation in kitchen is necessary to keep kids away from the junk food .

14 Comments

    • Hello Siri,

      This recipe would definitely help for weight gain / maintaining a healthy weight .

      Hope you like the parathas . Do share your experience & feedback.

      Thanks

  1. yasmeen shah on

    Sounds yummy… im gonna try it for my whole family. Not only kids we all can enjoy this yummy paratha

    • Hello Yasmeen

      Am so happy that you like the recipe and gonna try for your family.
      Hope they all like it 🙂

      Thanks

    • Hello Rajeswari.

      Am so happy that you liked the recipe & it turned out good for you 🙂
      Dough depends on the moisture content of jaggery , pumpkin and how long you have cooked the pumpkin. you can sprinkle some water / milk and try to soften the dough. Hope you got soft parathas .
      I checked the photos on facebook and seems you have done a great job 🙂

      Thanks for sharing your feedback Rajeshwari.

    • Hello Shalini,

      It is not very difficult.

      Knead a soft yet firm dough & roll out the paratha gently. you can also roll out small parathas which are easier to handle.
      Let me know how it turned out for you .

      Thanks

  2. Hello Neha:)
    Sweet pumpkin paratha will surely give a try .
    Never heard of making it with jaggery.
    Thanks for such yummy receipe:)

    • Thanks Geetu .

      jaggery gives a very unique sweetness to this recipe & is a much more healthier option than refined white sugar.

      Hope Gokul likes these jaggery wala paratha.

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