May 3, 2008

Pumpkin Curry - Mathan Curry

Mathan - This is how we call yellow pumpkin in my mom's place. This curry is also very simple and this is another kerala Iyer recipe. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients:-
  1. Pumpkin - 2 cups (chopped into small cubes)
  2. Oil - 1 tbsp (preferably coconut oil)
  3. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  4. Urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  5. Coconut - 1 1/2 tbsp
  6. Green chillies - 2
  7. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
First grind coconut + green chillies + cumin seeds without adding water. Keep it aside. Now take a pan, pre heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add urad dhall and fry it till golden brown. Now add the chopped pumpkin, salt and turmeric powder and let it cook adding required amount of water to it. Do not mash the pumpkin while mixing or stirring. when it becomes tender, drain the excess water and add the coconut chilly mix to it. Saute for a minute. Turn off the stove. This is another side dish and will go well with some hot and spicy sambar rice because pumpkin's sweet taste will go very well with spicy item.
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