Tried and tasted by Nivedita
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
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
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.