Pumpkin Pulinkari |പുളിങ്കറി

  • 150 g Pumpkin 
  • 150 g Ash gourd 
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup grated Coconut
  • 4 Dried red chillies
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek
  • Curry leaves
  • a lemon size Tamarind
  • 1 tbsp Jaggery 
  • Salt - to taste
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil 
  • 1 tsp Mustard 
  • 2 Small onions
  • Curry leaves

Peel and wash the pumpkin and Ash gourd and cut into small square pieces

In a frying pan, fry coconut, dried chillies, fenugreek, coriander and curry leaves till light brown.

When cools down,  grind it into a coarse powder.

In a pressure cooker, add cubed pumpkin, ash gourd, powdered spices, tamarind, turmeric powder, enough salt and 1.5 cup of water and cook until a whistle comes.

When it cools, open the cooker and if there are any pieces, mash well with the back of the spoon.  Add jaggery and a little water if required and turn off the heat when it boils.

Heat coconut oil in another pan, splutter mustard seeds.Fry chopped onion and curry leaves and pour over the curry.

Delicious Pumpkin Pulinkari is ready. This curry tastes better when eaten with yoghurt.




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