Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pumpkin Stew(gummadikaaya pulusu) ......the pumpkin mela continues...!!

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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.

Ingredients:
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
salt

for Tadka:
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

Method:
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.

40 comments:

Asha said...

You are having fun with Pumpkin, looks great. Enjoy! :)

Pooja said...

Yummy looking stew! Perfect one for the event..quick n easy!

Ushanandini said...

Lovely snap! Gravy is tempting Praba! Nice entry!

Priti said...

Looks gud..and easy....gud to knw you have enjoyed your lunch dear :)

Padma said...

That sure is a simple n' yummy Pulusu :)

Gita's Kitchen said...

Nice picture Prathibha...the pulusu looks tempting :)

Smitha said...

My telugu friend made pulusu for me once and I absolutely loved it. So I beleive yours too will be really nice.

Prathibha said...

Thank you all for the comments..

Valarmathi said...

Simple and easy to make. Perfect for the event.

Sathya Sankar said...

Stew looks wonderful, a good & different one !

Vrinda said...

I lov pumpkins..great recipe Prathibha..curry looks yumm...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Prathibha, gummadikaaya pulusu is a delight to have... its been ages since I made anything with gummadikaaya... Meeru Telegu maataduthaaru ani naakku theliyathuandi... Santhosham thelisinthanlo...

Lavanya said...

stew looks good prathi..even i too make this always whenver i buy paumpkin :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

oh so simple. i don't know more 2-3 recipes using pumpkin. this is a must try.

Pooja said...

Yummy pulusu..

Priya said...

Delicious gravy looks gorgeous...simple and yummy pulusu!

Ashwini said...

Looks delicious and tempting. Nice photo.

Vani said...

Sounds great and looks wonderful!

sowmya said...

Pumpkin sambar looks good..will try it today..

Prathibha said...

Thank you all...

@mahima,@soumya try it out gals and lemme know.

Suparna said...

Hi Pratibha,
Hmmm...The pumpkins stewed in spicy gravy looks very inviting girlie :)comfort food for sure :)
TC

Sushma said...

lovely pulusu Prathibha

Shama Nagarajan said...

comfort recipe dear..looking delicious

Vibaas said...

sounds yummy! never tried this b4.

anudivya said...

Hey Prathiba, thanks! I actually saw 3 blogs under your profile and was wondering which one was your recipe blog, even though the name suggests that all three are, I guess the one I have permission to is this one! So here I am... :)

Prathibha said...

Thank you suparna,shama,sushma,vibaas

@anu ha ha...those were my test blogs gal..thanks for visiting my blog gal..

Pavithra said...

Wow Great Pulusu, the color is very beautiful and tempting! Beautiful snap!

Superchef said...

pumpkin soup n now pumpkin pulusu!!!! great.

I have pulusu just once with random mixed vegetables and loved its tang. Should make it wih pumpkin once :)

Premyscakes said...

pulusu sounds yummy prathiba!!

Prathibha said...

Thanks pavitra and premy.

@manju..Thanks for visiting my blog n passing those lovely words gal...wish to see u often..:)

Lavi said...

WOW..Stew look's Great Prathiba!

Happy cook said...

This pumpkin curry looks so yumm, i can imagine the delicous taste eating them with plain rice.

Parita said...

Looks great..not fond of pumpkin much but looking at your dish i m definately gonna try this :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks flavourful and sounds yum.....

Prathibha said...

Thanks Lavi,happy cook,parita for visiting my blog n passing your words..

Thanks lubna

Cham said...

Anything tamarind i love it, I like the Andra pulusu!

Madhumathi said...

Looks very tempting..Lovely pumpkin dish!

Prathibha said...

Thank you cham,madhu.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Yummy and looks tempting! nice color!

Naisargi said...

Tried it and its great!!! thank you so much!

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