Yellow pumpkin is one more favorite of mine. This is South Indian style dish which is usually prepared with Yam/karunai Kilangu. I tried it with yellow pumpkin and this is a perfect dish for roti/chapathi. Bringing this colorful dish to Fiesta Friday # 26 The recipe is very simple 🙂
Yellow Pumpkin/ Parangikai : 7 inch piece
Onion : 1/2 of large
Lime Juice or tamarind pulp : 1 tablespoon
Red Chili Powder : 3/4 teaspoon
Salt : 1 teaspoon
Oil : 1 teaspoon
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dal : 1/2 teaspoon
Curry Leaves : Few
Cilantro Leaves : to garnish
Chop Yellow pumpkin to small pieces, remove the hard skin.
Boil yellow pumpkin with very minimal water till it becomes soft.
Remove it and mash well. It has more water content in itself, so save the water in a bowl and keep aside.
Next heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds , Urad dal when it splutters throw the curry leaves. Next add the onions and saute till translucent.
Now add the mashed up yellow pumpkin along with the water saved from boiling and mix well.
Add lemon juice or tamarind pulp, red chili powder, salt and mix well.
Cook for 5 mins. Water would get absorbed (few drops can be remaining it can go with the curry)
Now stop and garnish with cilantro leaves.
This is just perfect for roti as side dish 🙂