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Mathanga Parippu Curry/Pumpkin Dal Curry




Mathanga Parippu Curry

 This is a basic home style lentil curry with pumpkin and moong dal. This is a coconut based curry and goes well with rice. It is similar to the nadan parippu curry. Pumpkin added to lentil brings in extra flavor and a little sweetness which is pleasing to the palate.

Ingredients

Pumpkin/Butternut squash cubed - 2 cup
Moong dal- 1/2 cup
Coconut grated 3/4 cup

Turmeric- 1/3 tsp
Green chilly- 4

Cumin- 1/2 tsp
Fennel- 1/3 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/3 tsp
Garlic - 2
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Shallot- 2 diced
Dry Red chilly- 2
Oil - 2 tsp
Curry leaves



Dry roast the moong dal till it gets a nice aroma but it should not be browned up. Allow to cools down a bit. Pour two cups of water and pressure cook till soft ( three whistles)
Chop pumpkin into cubes. Add this into the cooked dal with half cup of water and salt to taste and cook till pumpkin becomes soft and tender.
Meanwhile grind the coconut, cumin and fennel into a fine paste. Crush green chilly,and garlic and mix it to the paste and add into the cooked lentil and pumpkin  and mix well. Bring this to a slight boil  (slight bubbling at the edges).
In a pan heat oil and add mustard seeds and when they splutter add chopped shallots, red chilly and curry leaves and pour it over the curry. Serve hot.

Try this...
Hope you will all enjoy..

Comments

  1. Suja, This would have made my lunch better..Finger licking curry

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  2. Delicious pumpkin parippu curry..very g8 combo with rice,liked this idea of adding moong dal!I too prepare it in the same way except that I don't add parippu to this curry..just the plain pumpkin version :-)

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  3. Mathanga parippu curry adipoli, Amma used to make it.

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  4. never tried this before..looks yumm

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  5. i love this combo....goes well with chapathi too

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  6. Yummy and tempting recipe.. Looks delicious :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  7. Very soothing and delicious looking dal curry. Looks wonderfully prepared.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. I always love dal varieties for its nutrients. This one is truly tempting :)

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  9. Wowwww... sounds delicious and tempting.. thanks for the awesome recipe.. :)

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  10. Nice combo.Slurp ! These are intelligent ideas when we are out of veg recipe totally easy to prepare..rich and lovely!

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  11. Pumpkin dhal sounds and looks like a nice idea , with rice and ghee yum yum combo

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  12. Seeing the curry is making me hungry...good comfort food.

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  13. Never made like this .. looks delicious.. gr8 combo with hot rice..

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  14. Wow Suja, that sounds & looks delicious! Just fantastic with rice :)

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  15. Pumpkin in dal is nice idea ...looks gud

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  16. wow i love it dear...my favcurry...

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  17. looks healthy and delicious dear :)

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  18. Woww dal curry looks hearty,comforting and delicious...

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  19. Now this is what I call as comfort food... simple and delicious!

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  20. In my part of the town this veggie is cooked as is never cooked with dal..sounds very interesting..

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  21. Yummy and very beautiful color:)

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  22. mathanga nd parippu s new 2 me........i make mathanga nd payar......

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  23. will make a tasty curry for lunch!!

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  24. i never cook with pumpkin !! this looks so wonderful !!

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  25. I am back to ur space after a long time..I never makes mathanga with parippu,infact i have some in my fridge now,maybe I can give it a go..Ur meen thilapichathu looks super delicious..kanditu kothi varunu.

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  26. Dal looks super yummy Suja. Loved your fish recipe which you posted too.

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  27. Love to have it with rice .Looks yummy

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  28. this is a good one suja..never tried pumpkin n moong dal...

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  29. Tasty & comforting curry..choodu chorinte koode best combo..I prepare this often, but my version is little different..ur version sound more tastier..next time will try this method.

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  30. nice pumpkin recipe.. new for me.. lovely colour!

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  31. i do a similar kind of curry love the sweetness we get from pumpkin...yummm

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  32. enikku valare ishttappeetta kariyanu.... aashamsakal.....

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  33. One of my fav lunch dish with steaming rice.
    Looks delicious Suja.

    Rinku
    http://kitchentreats.blogspot.com - Kinnathappam

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  34. simple and hearty meal preparation...looks yummy

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  35. Looks grat suja chechi.. i usually add vanpayar with mathan..

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  36. This recipe is new to me. Kandal ariyam nalla tasty annenne..

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  37. Thanks all for the sweet comments:)

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