The sweet and earthy flavor of pumpkins is soothing for vata doshas and balancing for the fiery pittas too. During the fall and winter season, our bodies naturally crave for rich and heavier foods, eating pumpkin satisfies this “comforty” cravings without adding extra pounds to our waistline…one cup of cooked pumpkin has just about 49cals!
Here it is Pumpkin Quinoa Parathas! They turned out to be quite tasty and to my surprise pumpkin goes pretty well with quinoa. This flatbread also called as parathas in India, is a great vata balancing dish to balance out any emotional disorders.
Benefits of Pumpkin
As you can see, this beauty squash is loaded with many health benefits. Now, to make this flatbread extra-nutritious and of course extra-delicious , have used my favorite Quinoa!
Per Ayurveda, quinoa is tridoshic by nature and is easy to digest.
This recipe makes approx 4-6 parathas. Add all these ingredients in a high powered blender. Slowly adding water as needed, blend it into a batter like consistency (it should be slightly thinner than pancake consistency).
Heat the skillet on a medium-high heat with two drops of coconut oil. Spread the batter evenly in circular motion to make them like crepes. Flip them on the other side. Both sides should turn nice golden brown in color.
I enjoy having these parathas with tangy coconut chutney… simply irresistible!!