March 08, 2016

PUMPKIN KUZHAMBU

Ingredients:
Pumpkin - 500 gms
Onions - 250 gms
Tuvar dal - 50 gms
Tomatoes- 250 gms
Curry leaves  - few
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - small bunch

Method:

  • Peel, remove pith and seeds from the pumpkin and cut into pieces.
  • Boil the pieces in salted water till tender. Keep aside.
  • Pressure cook dal with sufficient water up to 3 whistles or until soft. Mash the dal and keep aside.
  • Finely chop onions.
  • Blanch, peel and puree the tomatoes.Finely chop coriander leaves.
  • Heat oil in frying pan, fry onions brown, then add curry leaves and coriander leaves. Fry a little.
  • Add chilli powder, salt, turmeric and tomato puree; cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add tuvar dal and pumpkin; stir. Add one cup of water and close the lid. Stir occasionally.
  • Cook another 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with rice.


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