Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Pumpkin Stew(gummadikaaya pulusu) ......the pumpkin mela continues...!!
This stew is prepared with the left over pumpkin piece which i used for preparing the soup.Did not understand what to do with this left over piece of pumpkin so called my MIL(she is my source of Andhra recipes) to find out how i could utilize this tiny piece.She gave me this recipe and so rushed to the kitchen and came out with this simple dish in a couple of minutes which was just perfect for a simple lunch.I am a kind of girl who prefers Andhra food for lunch and this was just perfect for me.
1 cup diced red pumpkin
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 green chillies chopped
1/4 cup tamarind pulp(approx 3 tbsp)
1 tsp sambar powder(store bought or homemade)
1 tbsp grated jaggery
1 tsp urad dal
5-6 curry leaves
1/4 tsp methi seeds
1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
a pinch of hing
Heat oil and add all the ingredients for tadka and fry for a minute.Add chopped onion and green chillies and fry until translucent.Now add pumpkin and mix well.Cover with a plate and pour water over it and cook for 6-8 mins until pumpkin is soft by stirring occasionally.Add tamarind pulp,jaggery,salt,sambar powder and water to it and mix everything well and let it boil for a couple of minutes.
Serve with hot rice and papad.
I am sending this to 15 Minute Cooking hosted by Mahimaa.