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Dec 18, 2011

Pumpkin vegetable / Kaddhu subzi / Mathan Upperi

Pumpkin / manjal poosani (Tamizh) / Mathan (malayalam) is a vine, the fruit is orange in colour. It is rich in anti-oxidant Vitamin-A,  minerals etc. It is believed to be very good for prostate problems.

Sharing with you a simple and easy, dry vegetable dish using pumpkin.

Ingridients :-

  1. Pumpkin cubes - 1 cup
  2. Grated coconut - 2 to 3 tbsp
  3. Coconut Oil - 1 tbsp
  4. Mustar Seeds - 1 tsp
  5. Urad dal - 1 tsp
  6. Hing powder - 1 pinch
  7. Red chilli - 1 no. cut into two
  8. curry leaves - 5 nos.
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  10. Sat to taste
  11. Water

Procedure :

  • To the pumpkin cubes, add turmeric powder, salt, water and boil till they are tender.
  • Drain and keep aside. (you can drink the water like soup, or check out for my forthcoming easy masala daal recipe for which you can use this water)
  • Heat oil in a wok, add hing powder (Asafoetida), Mustard seeds, urad dal and let the seed splutter, the urad turn golden brown.
  • Add the grated coconut, curry leaves and red chilli and saute till the coconut turns golden brown in colour (this is optional - enhance the flavour. you can just saute it for a minute too & continue the process)

  • Add the cooked pumpkin cubes, saute for two to three minutes on low flame.

  • Transfer to a serving dish. Declicious, pumpkin vegetable is ready.


Nithu Bala said...

Easy curry..would be great with rasam sadam:-)

Usha Srikumar said...

This looks,Yummy,easy and healthy too!

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