Sunday, June 02, 2013

How to make Spicy Pumpkin Masala / Pumpkin Recipes

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Pumpkin masala  is a savory, delicious vegetarian curry,  that tastes awesome with Indian flavors.  I love this yummy versatile dish.  
We know pumpkin is rich in fibre content.  It is also very colorful, cheap and easy to cook. It gives a nice, sweet and spicy flavor to the dish. 
In this recipe, the diced pumpkin is tempered with spices and cooked with masala. It makes a perfect veggie side dish along with roti, chapatti, paratha or with rice.
Get the recipe of spicy Indian Pumpkin here…:)
·        Pumpkin                    - 1 big piece
·        Oil                            - 1 tbsp
·        Mustard                     - ¼ tsp
·        Cumin seeds              - ½ tsp
·        Cashewnuts               - 4 to 5
·        Onion                        - 1
·        Turmeric pwd             - ¼ tsp
·        Ginger garlic paste     - ½ tbsp
·        Red chilly pwd           - ½ tsp
·        Coriander pwd           - ½ tsp
·        Sugar                        - ½ tsp
·        Besan flour                - 1 tbsp
·        Fresh coriander leaves
·        Salt to taste
1.    Dice pumkin to small pieces.
     Take oil in a frypan and heat it over medium low heat.
2.    Season with mustard, cumin and split urad dal.
3.    Add cashewnuts and saut√© for a minute.
4.    Add chopped onion and fry till transculent.
5.    Add turmeric pwd, ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 mins.
6.    Add sliced pumpkin pieces and mix well.
7.    Add red chilly pwd, coriander pwd, salt and sugar.
8.    Stir well and add water.
9.    Close it with a lid and cook till pumpkin is tender.
10.  In another pan, add a tsp of oil.
11.  Add besan flour and roast till golden color.
12.  Add roasted besan to pumpkin curry and combine well.
13.  Cook stirring, covered for 2 mins or until fragrant.
14.  Turn off flame and add finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.
15.  Spicy Pumpkin Masala ready.
16.  It makes an awesome combo with roti, chapati, paratha and with rice varieties.
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  1. Hi Jay! Long time no see!
    This pumpkin is very very delicious!

  2. this looks super delicious and the color of the curry is appealing.

  3. nice clicks.. i usually make kootu wit pumpkin.. my mom makes this often.. :)

  4. Beautiful colour! I wish I could still find some pumpkins at this time of year. Looks so yum!

  5. This looks very very tempting! Yummy pics. :)

  6. Delicious and colorful curry. Excellent preparation.

  7. Healthy, yummy, cheap and nutritious dish... Good job done... keep it up...

  8. wow!! delicious and quick recipe.. :)

  9. looks really delicious... yumm...

  10. Jay, I love pumpkins and I love this pumpkin curry. Will cook soon!

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    what about we follow each other? let me know :)

  12. I love it with any variety rice. Besan flour will add a nice texture and will also absorb extra moisture I guess. Nice click!

  13. Classic :) Please pass some to me :)

  14. A very well tempered and spiced pumpkin curry. Delicious indeed!

  15. love those golden color looks so tempting.

  16. Wow! This looks so good, tempting and delicious Jay :-)

  17. Hi Jay, your pumpkin masala look so delicious. Nice click!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice day.

  18. Wow, the curry looks superb..

  19. looks so temping

    Ongoing Giveaway :-

  20. Your spicy pumpkin masala looks wonderful . I love the color and spices you used. Thank you so much for sharing.

  21. I made this tonight for the kids. It turned out great, and it looked beautiful, too. One of the problems with a lot of curry is that it doesn't LOOK appetizing to me, even when it tastes good, so I really appreciate the balance of color and flavor. Thank you! I am saving this recipe.

  22. Thanks for your encouraging comments friends..:)
    Michelle : Glad you n your loved ones enjoyed this dish. Happy cooking..:)


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