13 December 2016

Pumpkin stew

A simple pumpkin stew for the days when you want to ..well, just keep it simple!

Ingredients :
White Pumpkin/Petha - 250 gms
Red Pumpkin/Kaddu - 250 gms
Coconut bits - 1/2 cup
Green chili - 1 large or 2 medium
Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

For tempering :
Coconut oil - 2 tsps
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Black gram/ Urad dal - 1/2 tsp

Method :
1. Wash and dice the pumpkins separately.
2. Add the white pumpkin to a saucepan with 1-2 cups water and turmeric powder and let cook till 3/4th tender.
3. Meanwhile grind the coconut bits, green chili(s) and cumin seeds to a fine paste.
4. Now add the red pumpkin to the saucepan and let cook till it's done as well.
5. Stir in the ground paste and add salt to taste. Let simmer for about 7-8 minutes. Remove.
6. Prepare tempering by heating coconut oil, adding mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. Add to the stew and stir once.
Serve with rice, rotis or even Aappams.