We all like pumpkin. Different varieties of dishes can be prepared with both raw and ripe pumpkins. Tender pumpkins are used for making “Olan” where coconut milk is added to cooked pumpkin.
Here is a very easy recipe using pumpkin. Here I have used ripe pumpkin which is slightly sweet. Before cooking the pumpkin, peel the skin of pumpkin, discard it and chop the pumpkin.
Quarter of the pumpkin, chopped
3 big green chillies each cut into 2, vertically
1 sprig curry leaf
1 dried red chilli cut into 3 or 4 pieces
A pinch of turmeric powder
1 spoon mustard seeds
1 onion chopped
¼ cup of water
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Salt to taste
Wash chopped pumpkin and put them in a pressure cooker. Add green chilli, salt and water. Close the pressure cooker. Keep it over the flame. After two whistles, switch off the stove. Open the lid when all the pressure inside is released. Mix them thoroughly with a spoon.
Sauté mustard, curry leaves, red chilli and chopped onion. Mix with cooked pumpkin.