Halloween is getting near, and diwali too. But I have started cooking for halloween rather than for diwali. Actually there is no halloween here, we celebrate only diwali. Am I sounding weird. YES I DO. But actually speaking I love halloween, even though we don't celebrate here. I have watched how that day goes through televison and internet. And have admired that. So I thought of cooking for halloween, but definitely I will post more recipes for diwali in the coming days.
If you think of halloween the first thing which comes to your mind is pumpkins which plays a crucial part. The most important and familiar stuffs like cakes , cupcakes and many more has pumpkins in it. So I thought of making the same and show you here. The first thing which I made is a huge batch of homemade easy pumpkin puree. Many people roast pumpkin and make puree out of it. But somehow I am not in the mood, so I took the easy way and made it by steaming. I would recommend you to give this a try because it makes life so easier.
So make this batch immediately so that we can go ahead and make pumpkin pancakes, waffles, cupcake, cakes and many more in the coming days.
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Makes around 5-6 cups
Fresh Whole Pumpkin - 1 (Use small pumpkin)
Take your pumpkin, cut them in half, scoop the seeds out, peel it off, cut them into small pieces and throw them into a large pot.
Now cover them with water and clamp a lid on top and heat it up.
Let this come to a boil, now simmer the pot and cook for 25-30 mins.
Check to see whether the pumpkin is cooked by pricking it with a fork. It should be so soft.
Now drain them in a colander.
Transfer this to a food processor and puree them to a smooth pulp.
Allow them to cool down.
Now scoop them to a freezer bag and freeze it or use it immediately.
1.Cool completely before you freezer them.
2.You can freeze them for 6 months, You can store them in the fridge for upto a week in a air tight container.
|Choose a nice, fresh, firm, small pumpkin|
|cut them in half|
|Scoop off the seeds|
|Peel them..It will be a little tough, but if you use a sharp peeler, u can do it easily|
|now cut them in small pieces|
|throw them in a large pot|
|cover with water|
|put them on heat|
|cover with a lid|
|cook them for 20-30 mins|
|till they are so soft|
|and transfer them to a food processor|
|now puree them to a smooth consistency|
|It won't take very long if the pumpkin is cooked perfectly|
|Now these are ready to make some pancakes, cakes or some muffins|
|I freezed them to use later.|