October 3, 2013

Pumpkin Browns / Pumpkin Hash browns

           Hash Browns are among the most famous breakfast foods here in the USA. They are made with Potatoes, first Shredded, salted and then pan fried to crispiness. I ate this for the first time from Dunkin Donuts along with a cup of coffee. Those melting goodies were super yummy. This is in the menu list of almost all restaurants serving breakfast. Its that big a favorite here in the States..

           As the Fall has arrived and Halloween preparations are on the go, we see Pumpkins everywhere. So thought of coming up with the Pumpkin version of Hash browns for this Fall Fest. I tried using pumpkin and some other vegetables like Mushrooms and Carrots that cook easily when pan fried and trust me no one would believe these goodies also have other veggies inside. Though in many parts of the USA Hash browns strictly refer to the one prepared with potatoes I preferred to give it a change using other veggies. Its worth giving it a try in this pumpkin season. So turn on your skillets ready for a twist to your regular Hash browns...

Pie Pumpkin - 1 cup (Grated)
Golden Potatoes - 1/2 cup (Grated)
Carrot - 1/4 cup (Grated)
Mushroom - 1/4 cup (Finely chopped)
Green Chilli - 2 no's (Very Finely Chopped)
Corn Flour - 1 teaspoon
All Purpose Flour - 1 teaspoon
Egg - 1 no
Salt - To Taste
Pepper - 2 Generous pinch
Oil - a thin layer on the skillet
(Any type of Pumpkin, Potato, Carrots, Mushrooms can be used based on your taste, Rinse the Grated Vegetables in cold water and pat dry them else they will lose out water after adding egg)

  • Peel the skin of vegetables, Grate/Shred them in a bowl. Add chopped Green chilli, Salt, Pepper. Stir well.

  • Add in Egg, Corn and All purpose Flour and stir well to coat all the ingredients on the vegetables.

  • Heat Oil, Add a big scoop and make small patties. Cook both sides until crisp and brown.

  • Serve hot for Breakfast with some fruits.

My Notes:
  • Just Pumpkin and Potatoes without the other veggies were also tasty.
  • This is always fried in oil but sprinkling some oil and toasting them were also equally tasty, so use oil according to your need.
  • Rinse veggies in cold water and pat dry with a tissue or towel so that they don't lose water.
  • Green chillies are optional, I love the flavor and taste these provide for the dish. Some grated garlic would simply be yummy too.
  • For kids, you cano add some shredded Mozzarella or any other cheese.  

Today's ingredient for Fall Fest is Pumpkin...For more delicious Pumpkin recipes from my other Fall Fest friends do check below:

Napa Farmhouse 1885: Thai Pumpkin and Coconut Soup
Red or Green: Pizza with Red Chile Pumpkin Sauce, Black Beans and Fresh Corn
Devour: Easy Pumpkin Cream Sauce
Feed Me Phoebe: Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup
Virtually Homemade: Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
Weelicious: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
The Lemon Bowl: Healthy Baked Mac and Cheese with Pumpkin
The Heritage Cook: Chile-Pumpkin Hummus
Dishing: Pumpkin Browns/ Pumpkin Hash Browns
In Jennie's Kitchen: Pumpkin Scones
Cooking With Elise: Hearty Pumpkin Pasta
And Love It Too: Paleo Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Blue Apron Blog: Baked Pumpkin Stuffed with Millet and Caponata
Dishin & Dishes: Pumpkin Pancakes with Maple Cinnamon Pecan Syrup
Domesticate Me: Harvest Pumpkin Soup with Candied Bacon
The Sensitive Epicure: Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Pumpkin Seed Brittle
FN Dish: Cook Pumpkin from the Patch


  1. This is new to me... Had hash browns... Pumpkin browns looks innovative

  2. Delicious and lovely looking pumpkin brown.

  3. I love hashbrowns this is this is sure a great twist to these yum yums

  4. It looks so yummy , i want to make it and eat it now :)
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  5. Two words...Oh YUM! I love the idea of a crispy side that is made from pumpkin. LOVING all of the savory dishes!

  6. This looks real tempting and delicious .......healthy too ! Will make a very healthy and filling breakfast .....

  7. What an interesting way to add a healthy ingredient to your breakfasts. I can't wait to give this a try!!

  8. This is so new. looks perfect for breakfast

  9. Awesome hash brown and that too with pumpkin .Oh I have to try this!

  10. Perfect,its long since I cooked with pumpkin,shall try this out soon.Looks so crispy

  11. Pumpkin brown looks crispy , rustic and delicious ! Nice innovation dear

  12. Such a wonderful presentation Divya, as always :) I would love to try this out someday without egg though as I am a veggie.

  13. this is new to me dear.. looks delicious..

  14. Something new for me while hash with potatoes are so usual. Its lovable especially for the flavor and that crispy layer on top.

  15. Wonderful hashbrowns, beautifully done.

  16. wow..that's a filling and yummy breakfast platter...looks so inviting!

  17. New to me divya.perfect breakfast dish.

  18. How inventive to use pumpkin to make hashbrowns! The flavor must be wonderful and better than regular potatoes. :)

  19. very very delicious dear, I have never tried hash browns with pumpkin looks yummy and will try this soon...

  20. Wonderful pumpkin recipe...i m definitely going to try it out

  21. That looks very inviting Divya! Happy Navarathri

  22. Pumpkin hashbrowns looks delicious perfect breakfast,
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  23. Pumpkin brown looks very crisp. Very interesting and new to me. Love this. First time here and already loving your space. Glad to follow you.


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