Pumpkin curry

A truly lip smacking pumpkin curry. I had it noted it down from some site and recently tried to make it. It was delicious. You will need goda masala for it. If you want recipe for it leave a comment and I can write it down.

You will need

500gm  pumpkin

3Tb coconut

3 Tb sesame seeds

3 Tb peanuts

1 tsp tamarind

1 tsp red chilli powder

salt to taste

1 Tb jaggery/ brown sugar

3 tsp goda masala

1 tsp turmeric powder

To season:

mustard, asafoetida and fenugreek seeds, a little of each

Dry roast coconut and sesame. Grind with tamarind and peanuts.

Season in oil  the mustard, fenugreek and hing. Add the chopped peeled pumpkin and cook with salt and turmeric powder. Cover and cook till nearly done. Add the paste and rest of the ingredients. Cook for five minutes and remove.

You can add water to cook pumpkin. I did not have to since the pumpkins here cook fast.

Recipe source: some genius!


Capsicum fry

My favourite vegetable capsicum fried with the usual spices is always delicious but the addition of ground peanuts or some idli powder at the end makes it even better.

Fry in a little oil some cummin seeds, mustard seeds then one big red onion diced. When soft add 1 big green capsicum chopped into small pieces.

Add 1 tsp of coriander powder, 1 tsp cummin powder, some turmeric powder and a little chilli powder. Add salt to taste and cover and cook for 5-7 minutes. It should be cooked but not mushy.

Grind 2 tablespoon of peanuts and add. Mix well. Or add a Tablespoon of dosa/idli powder. I used peanut powder.

Mixed vegetables

An assortment of veggies cooked with a few spices and your daily dose of vegetable intake is solved in one go.

Chop about 200g of green beans, a big carrot, one small potato into small cubes.

Fry in a little oil the following:

1/2 tsp mustard

1/4 tsp fenugreek

1 tsp pepper

4-5 red chilies dry

Paste this with a tiny ball of tamarind, half a marble size.

Heat oil in a pan, fry little cummin seeds and mustard seeds. Now add the diced vegetables and cook. When nearly done add the paste, salt to taste and turmeric powder. Cover and cook till done.  Don’t add any water to cook. It should be a dry dish at the end of cooking.