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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Pumpkin gravy
      I learnt this recipe from my mother, its easy to make and delicious too!!


  • Yellow pumpkin -- 2 cups
  • Tamarind -- small gooseberry sized(lesser than we use for sambar)
  • Onion -- 1, big in size
  • Green chillies -- 6-7 nos.
  • Curry leaves -- as you need


  • Mustard -- 1 tsp
  • Urad dal -- 1 tsp
  • Fenugreekseeds -- 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida/hing -- 3/4 tsp



  1. Pressure cook pumpkin to 3 whistles,and mash it without to smooth paste with potato masher.(You can also run it in mixer after cooling )

  2. Cut onions into squares and slit the chillies.

  3. Soak and extract the tamarind juice.

6. Heat kadai and add the tempering items followed by green chillies,curry leaves and onion.


7. Saute till onion becomes transparent.You can add asafoetida at this stage too..

8.Add tamarind extract,salt and bring to boil.

9.Add the cooked mashed pumpkin and mix well.


10. Boil for some 5-6 minutes and serve hot with Rice.!!

11. Goes well with dosa also.It will be in nice colour of pumpkin yellow and no need to add turmeric also!!!!

Pumpkin gravy



  1. Wow...it looks delicious...nice colour...


  2. hey, that looks delicious, i make a dryish subzi, would like to try this sometime.
    thanks for leaving a trail on my blog!

  3. Do try this Richa,will taste yummy!!I hope..!!!!Thanx for dropping in here...:))

  4. This gravy looks so good. Nice recipe. Atfirst I thought it was sambar. Nice color and looks delicious.

  5. hey Raji
    Thanks for dropping by.. pumpkin gravy looks delicious, we make curry n sambar with this but not mashed.

  6. Great recipe Raks. I love Pumpkins at this time of the season.Thanks!:))

  7. Pumpkin gravy looks delicious!

    I recently made pumpkin gravy from an another blog. It was wonderful.

  8. Kribha,
    It will also taste nearly like sambhar,as we use everything that we use for sambar,other than dal..:)
    Welcome,Give it a try..hope u will like it..!
    Thanx for your compliments..!!:))
    Thanx for dropping by and leaving your comments..:))

  9. Thanks for dropping by on my blog & helping me find yours. This is a really good n different recipe. I have to try it out.

  10. Hi Raks, I just went thru all ur recipes. Each is a gem. I've bookmarked several to try...starting with this pumpkin curry as I happen to have pumpkin 2 home. Thanks, keep up the good work.

  11. Hi Raks, made ur pumpkin gravy over the weekend. It was wonderful, we all enjoyed it. Thanks.

  12. Supriya Thanks so much for taking time to write feedback,so kind of you! Thanks for your lovely words!!

  13. Dude
    Ur recipes are like "Amma chethi vanta"
    means food from mothers hand
    U make me home sick with ur recipes.
    Wanna taste ur mom's recipe from my moms hand.

  14. Hi Raji,

    In this receipe u've mentioned only g.chillies for the spiceness.Incase if that spicy is not enough wat else we can add if we want more spicy and also the taste of gravy wont change.Can we add red chillie powder or any other option is there.

  15. Sudha
    You can add more green chillies if you need it more hot,can also replace with red chillies...not sure if the taste will remain the same for red chilly powder..the uniqueness of this one is the greenchilli's flavour too...so try adding more green chillies if you want it more spicy!

  16. Very novel recipe, using pumpkin as the base. I'm going to give it a try soon.

  17. Thank you. I will try tonight. Varieties helps. Thanks for sharing this different method of preparing pumpkin.

  18. Hi

    Always wondered wht else we could do with pumpkin apart from sambhar tht could go well with rice !! thanks for this receipe.. looks delicious.. will try it sometime soon..


  19. I try most of yr recipe...will give it a try....thanks fr posting such recipe

  20. I am new to your blog and our recipes look amazing ! I am going to try out some of these.
    I normally use concentrated tamarind pulp . Would you please tell me how much of this I should use for this particular dish and for sambar ?
    Many Thanks

    1. You mean paste or thick pulp?
      Very less as much we use for rasam. Say 1/4 cup

  21. hai this is very nice recipe. In usually don't buy pumpkin much because I don't know what to do with pumpkin except sambar which my hubby doesn't like(due to its sweetness).but this is a nice recipe which I will try

  22. hai today i tried this recipe it was awesome!! Really we all loved it especially my daughter. Thanks.

  23. Hi prepared pumpkin curry today...its v yummy..thanks for the recipe..I added garlic while tempering...it enhances the taste.

  24. Tried it and loved the taste :) nice easy and yummy recipe!


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