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Navarathri 2014 recipes

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


         I think its been long time since I posted my recipe in my blog,I cooked lots n lots,but dint had time to take photo and blog it here....That's because my in-laws were here along with another guest for past 20 days. Then came my son's 5th B' day,so I was busy in organizing that...That's why I am not able to do anything in my blog and missed some of your posts also! Here after I will be regular :)

      DSC_1266                                   This yellow pumpkin curry is very flavorful one,sure try this you all will like!


Yellow pumpkin Skin removed,seeds removed and cubed,1 1/2 cup
Oil 1 tsp
Turmeric little for color
salt as needed

To grind

coconut 4 tblsp
jeera 3/4 tsp
red chillies 3 - 4 or according to your taste
small onions 4 nos.

To temper

Mustard 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig


  1. First grind coconut and red chillies,then add water,jeera and onion,just grind for a moment to make it to a coarse paste and keep a side.
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  2. Clean the pumpkin and keep a side.
  3. Heat kadai and add the tempering items one by one in hot oil.
  4. Add the cut pumpkin cubes and fry for a minute.
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  5. Add turmeric,salt and the ground coconut mixture and a little water and mix well.
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  7. Close the kadai with a lid to make the pumpkin gets cooked.Keep the flame in low.
  8. Keep covered till the pumkin gets cooked.May take 4-5 minutes.Turn in between the mixture to enable even cooking.
  9. After the pumpkin gets cooked and water evaporates completely,cook in high flame till the coconut mixture turns to a golden brown colour.
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  11. Serve as an accompaniment for rice....

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  1. missed you around :) hope you had a great beginning to the new year. and your pics look gorgeous, especially the first one. anything with coconut in it always gets my vote!

  2. Wow yummy recipe. Pumpin chunks look like ripe mango. Makes me drool....

  3. something like kootu..sounds delicious..

  4. Happy New Year to you 2. Pumpkin palya looks gorgeous in the pic have to try it out soon. I am back in town :)

  5. we add sambhar powder instead of grinding chilies.this u know!!will try this next time:)looks yummy...nice posting after a gap:)

  6. recipe looks so simple, and delicious too!!!!

  7. Wow! That looks great...

  8. Wow am craving for this sort of curries, urs looks prefect..delicious dish!

  9. Helloooooooo... I love this dish. the only thing I do differently is adding the grated coconut in without grinding them.

    Happy New Year

  10. Deliicous dish and beautiful colour.
    Send it to FIC, it is yeallow the colour.

  11. nice entry. i have not tried pumkin, book marked and will try this weekend.

  12. Oh, masala sounds so good, photo is gorgeous. I love Squash too, make it for dosa! :))

  13. Rajeswari, wonderful recipe..loved the neat instructions n stepwise pics..in my 'to try' folder! Very healthy n yummy upperi!

  14. That looks awesome Raks.. i hardly buy this because it is too sweet but your curry looks delicious - must give it a shot. Wishes to your son on his 5th bday :)

  15. Curry sounds delicious..pics look gorgeous ...

  16. mmmm yummy. lovely pic. i have tasted this dish at a friend's place. it was awesome.

  17. I make something similar with chow chow , pumpkin & coco looks gorgeous.

  18. Zzzz... tasty curry raks. gr8 pics and say my belated Birthday wishes n hugs to yr little boy.

  19. Never mind,we all get busy once in a while.Hope your son had a wonderful birthday.I see nice yellow recipes blossoming ,the dry roast of pumpkin looks deliciously spicy:)

  20. That looks lovely... What a nice colour!

  21. They look very colorful and tasty, I like the ground ingredients here, must have tasted great :)

  22. Wondering where you were! Glad to have you back. Curry looks nice and healthy.

  23. wow that looks soo bright & colorul

  24. Sure, love the first pic. It tempts me much! :)
    Festival wishes , dear.. :)

  25. Looks nice...we have pumpkin ..gud detail procedure dear...sitting in our kitchen too...

  26. i make it in adifferent way.Ur recipe is very new to meand very much inviting also. Will try it shortly.

  27. Loved the first pic!!! I usually make a gravy out of yellow pumpkin. Dry sabzi like this would be a welcome change.. thanx for sharing!! :) Happy Sankranti!!

  28. Looks yum ! Never made pumpkin curry this way..will definetly try...Nice pics :-)

  29. delicious curry! looks so gorgeous and mouthwatering. Happy Sankranthi!

  30. This was a very flavorful upperi ...the ground masala did magic to pumpkin n my two tiny kids also had it along with us! Tks for sharing this...wd b frequent dish for me now on.

  31. Thankyou purnima,for trying and letting me know the feedback :) Glad that u all enjoyed!

  32. Hi Raji... I made this curry just now... I was not satisfied with the taste when i tasted the curry immediately after adding the ground masala... I thought i should have not made this but when the masala got roasted well the coconut turned brown the curry tasted simply superb :) All recipes of yours guarantee taste... Keep rocking... thumbs up...

  33. Very good recipe and mouthwatering too...

  34. Hi dear your recipes are really tempting, n the way u post them is very nice n user friendly .ur step by step presentation is very unique! I feel how I didn't find it earlier I am a foodie n loves to experiment, your blog is really helpful..keep posting


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