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September 22, 2013


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pumpkin - chutney
I learn this pumpkin kuzhambu / parangikai kuzhambu recipe from my MIL.We call this as parangikai chutney. Most of the time my mil makes this gravy when my FIL buys yellow pumpkin. It tastes great when mixed with plain rice. Tastes good with idli , dosa too.. U can easily finish one full pumpkin when u make this gravy for 4-5 persons.So friends , If you are bored of making pumpkin sambar and poriyal , do try this gravy for a change. U’ll love it. Asafetida/hing & coriander leaves are the star ingredients for this gravy. So use it generously. Lers see how to make pumpkin kuzhambu for rice with step by step pictures.
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1 cup - 240ml
To pressure cook
  • Pumpkin – 2 to 3 cups ( cubed)
  • Salt n water – as necessary
Tamarind –  Gooseberry size
Hing/Asafetida – 1/4 + 1/4 tsp
To temper n saute
  • Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Chana dal – 2 tsp
  • Big onion – 2 nos
  • Green chillies –6-8 nos ( adjust depending on the spiciness)
  • Curry leaves – few
Coriander leaves – to garnish

  • Remove the skin of pumpkin and discard it.Chop the pumpkin roughly into big cubes..Pressure cook them adding enough water. Open the cooker and mash them well with a whisk.OR U can also grind in mixie to make a paste after it cools down and set aside.pumpkin chutney tile1
  • Take the tamarind extract and set aside.Slit the green chillies and chop the onions finely.
  • In a kadai, heat oil.Temper with mustard seeds , urad dal , channa dal .After the dals turn golden brown , add the onions and green chillies. Saute well for sometime.Add  1/4 tsp of hing and curry leaves.
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  • Now add the tamarind  extract and ground pumpkin.When it starts to roll boil ,add 1/4 tsp of hing again..Adjust the consistency adding more water.Mix well and boil for 6-8 minutes..Garnish with lots of coriander leaves.
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Mix with plain rice and enjoy ! Goes well for idli , dosa too..

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AparnaRajeshkumar said...

i never do this way chitra ! taking a pumpkin after boiled is something very difficult ! smashing is a great idea ! def suits me ! Good one !

Akila said...

Yummy n delicious

Rafeeda AR said...

this is a lovely curry... and i love pumpkins... definitely should try for lunch one day...

Shobha Kamath said...

Looks lovely! I have never cooked pumpkin this way. Will try it out next time.

Savi-Ruchi said...

this looks very tempting. Now that we are heading towards pumpkin season, I am gonna make it for sure!

divyagcp said...

This is something new to me. Chutney looks colorful and delicious!

great-secret-of-life said...

yummy.. This chutney is so tempting

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Very interesting dish, i too posted a pumpkin recipe today

Priya Suresh said...

Wow, gravy looks very catchy and simple..Loving it.

Sona said...

delicious curry, looks yummy.

Jeya said...

Made this dish for the first time tasted awesome ma 1 year old kid nd ma husband loved it they enjoyed this dish hearty thanks chithra

Jeya said...

Can we add grated coconut to tis

Chitra said...

Thank you so much for your feedback.I am very happy to know it :)

Chitra said...

Do not grind it. You can garnish the gravy if you wish. But its no needed I think.