How to cook pumpkin seeds.


A majority of people love roasted pumpkin seeds, but many times they can be heard complaining that whenever they try to roast them they get over roasted and all the efforts go in vain. It is heart-breaking, since you put so much effort into it. From pumpkin de-clinging to seed cleaning the end result when gets spoiled disheartens you.

Here is one quick tip for all of you: The inner gets cooked faster than the outer shell of the seed. That is one area where people go wrong. Always keep this fact in mind.

Now let’s give the procedure on how to cook pumpkin seeds and you might be able to figure out where you went wrong and for first timers, go step by step as told in the procedure and in the end share your experience.


1.Cleaning the seeds- The most time consuming and time consuming part if the removal of the pumpkin seeds and cleaning them until there is no gut of pumpkin left attached to them. You might have to clean the seeds again and again in a colander.


Note: Sugar pumpkin seed have this special characteristic. They turn out very crispier and talking about cleaning the seeds, clean the seeds in running water as much as possible.

 2. Boiling in salt water-Add some water in a pot and add 1 tsp of salt to it. Boil           up the water and then simmer down the temperature. Boil the seed on low flame for about 10-12 minutes. This method helps in making the outer shell more crispier when roasted.
3. Draining the seeds-Drain the boiled seed in a colander and rub them with a paper towel. They might stick to the towel but will come off when handpicked.

4. Baking the seeds-Spread out the seeds on a baking sheet and drizzle 1 tsp of of extra virgin olive oil on them. Massage the oil on the seeds and add sprinklefine grain sea salt on them. Spread out the seeds in a thin layer and keep it as thin as possible with minimal overlapping.

5. Roasting the seeds-Roast the seeds for about 10 minutes on 325F. Remove them after that and stir them. Roast them again for 8-10 minutes. In the last 5 minutes, check the seed to keep a check that the inner seed haven’t over roasted. The inner shell should look golden instead of brown and while and it should be crispier.

Remove the seeds and cool them down. Sprinkle some herbamore over the seeds and enjoy crispy and tasty pumpkin seeds. So here we are done with a short and simple procedure on how to cook pumpkin seeds. Now you can enjoy your daily sitcom with some roasted pumpkin seeds.