Showing posts with label pumpkin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pumpkin. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
PUMPKIN!!! Not regular in my house. Reason?? No one likes it except me :-(,  but,  I made it last week and I forced everyone to eat it! To my surprise, all had it happily.
I love the color, the texture and the taste of Pumpkin. I love to have it in sambhar, chutney or just simple masala, same as I have given here the recipe.
Its very simple and quick.

Pumpkin - 1/4 piece
To marinate:
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 2 tsp or as per taste
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Amchur Powder - 2 tsp
Hing  powdered- a pinch

To temper:
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Red dry chilly - 2 or 3 break in to pieces
Wate - 1/2 cup
Fresh coconut grated - 2-3 tbsp
Fresh coriander - 1 tbsp(optional, I did not had)
Wash the pumpkin and peel the skin.
Cut into small cubes.
Take all the things under "To marinate" in a bowl.
Mix well and the the cut pumpkin pieces into it. Mix well and keep it for 15 min to half an hour.

Heat oil in a thick bottomed kadai.
Add mustard seeds and allow to splutter.
Add curry leaves, and dry red chilly.
saute for a minute.
Add the marinated pumpkin, mix well and cook for  two minutes, keep on stirring in between.
Add half cup of water. 
Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
Adjust the seasoning.
Open the lid and the grated coconut and coriander. 
Serve hot  with Chapati or rice. 

Keep Smiling,

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