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Sep 19, 2013 09:32 PM

Ideas for steamed pumpkin?

I used to steam pumpkins to eat on its own for diet. If I'm lucky, I got the nice pumpkin that taste so sweet. However at times the pumpkin is just very bland which lying on the fridge without any appetite to eat it.

Any idea on how to further cook/process this pumpkin? As for the tools, I have a food processor and small toaster (not oven, so pumpkin pie may not be possible).

All suggestions will be much appreciated!

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  1. Pumpkin is tasty with rice and yogurt. It is a go to dish in my home.

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    1. re: Brandon Nelson

      Brandon, that's a great idea, I also have a jar of yogurt at home! How do you serve it? Just mix the plain yogurt with rice and pumpkin?

    2. Heat some oil, and add some mustard seeds and whole cumin seeds. When they pop, add some chopped onion. Sauté until the onion is lightly browned, then add some sliced serrano or jalapeno pepper, some turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Add one chopped tomato and cook for a few more minutes, then add your pumpkin cut into cubes. Cook for a few minutes and then garnish with chopped cilantro.

      1. I often add pumpkin puree to oatmeal, maybe 1/2cup or so. Makes a very filling breakfast.