Are you in search of one ingredient which can give you a healthy weight loss? Eat Pumpkin! The vegetable has a thick outer covering, which encloses the hard pulp and seeds. Known as kaddu in Hindi, there are a number of health benefits of pumpkins that make them great for weight loss. Pumpkin diet is a great way to lose weight in a fast, tasty, quick and painless way.
Here’s why pumpkins may help in weight loss:
Eating pumpkin makes you feel full for hours. It has an impressive water content to keep you hydrated and it’s low in calories as well.
The presence of essential vitamin C and beta carotene makes pumpkin and immunity booster.
High in Fibre
Pumpkin is high in fibre is important for digestive health, which is not only key for weight loss, but it also curbs hunger pangs, eliminating the need for you to snack in between meals.
Eating pumpkin works wonders for your mood. Positive mood is essential to help you stay on-course your weight loss and fitness regimen.
Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Pumpkin) Recipe
Ingredients Of Khatta Meetha Kaddu
- 1 kg pumpkin (kaddu/sitaphal)
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/8 tsp asafoetida (heeng)
- 1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf) – roasted and pounded coarsely
- 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) – roasted and pounded coarsely
- 1 Tbsp thinly shredded ginger
- 3-4 whole red chillies
- Salt – to taste
- 1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi)
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1 Tbsp coriander (dhania) powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- Tamarind pulp made from 20 gm tamarind
- 1 Tbsp chopped coriander (dhania) leaves to garnish
How to Make Khatta Meetha Pumpkin (Kaddu)
1.Peel the pumpkin if using the red variety. Scoop out the fibres and seeds in the centre before cutting it into 2-3 cms cubes.
2.Heat the oil in a kadahi and add the asafoetida, the coarsely pounded fenugreek, fennel and cumin seeds. When they begin to splutter, add the ginger and the whole red chillies.
3.Sauté till lightly coloured and add the pumpkin.
4.Stir-fry on high heat till it looks glossy.
5.Add salt, turmeric, garam masala, coriander powder, chilli powder and sugar. Mix well.
6.Reduce heat, cover and simmer till cooked through. Stir 3-4 times.
7.Add tamarind, cook for 2-3 minutes, and serve hot, garnished with chopped coriander leaves.
It’s important to keep in mind that no weight loss journey is easy and one diet cannot work for everyone. Therefore, it’s imperative to eat healthy and exercise on a long term, in order to see results.
Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion.