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Pumpkin/Mathanga Pulinkari


Pumpkin/Mathanga Pulinkari
 
 Pulinkari is a coconut and tamarind based curry and is an authentic Kerala dish. Different kinds of vegetables are added into this tangy coconut sauce and it depends on what sort of vegetable is available at home.It can be okra,pumpkin, ash ground or any locally grown vegetable. Here I have used pumpkin.This curry goes well with rice and is simple and tasty.

Ingredients
Pumpkin - 1 1/2 cup ( cut into cubes)
Coconut shredded- 1 cup
Dry red chilly- 5-6
Turmeric- 1/3 tsp
Jeera/Cumin- 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds/Uluva- 1/3 tsp
Raw rice - one tsp
Coriander seeds- 2tsp
Tamarind- small lemon ball size
Jaggery- 1 tsp

Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal- 1/2 tsp(optional)
Shallot-2
Dry red chilly-2
Curry leaves- a few
 


Cut pumpkin into small cubes. Squeeze tamarind adding a little water into a thick pulp. Cook pumpkin along with the tamarind pulp,turmeric powder and salt.Once cooked add jaggery.
Dry roast red chilly, coriander seeds, cumin seeds,fenugreek seeds and raw rice till there is a nice aroma. Add coconut and roast for about two minutes till it slightly changes color. Allow it to cool and grind it into a fine paste adding little water. Mix this paste into the cooked pumpkin . Adjust the consistency by adding little water. Allow this to simmer for about two to three minute in low flame.
In a separate pan heat three tsp of oil and add mustard seeds and urad dal. When they splutter add sliced shallot, red chilly and curry leaves and fry. Add this to the curry and mix. Serve with rice.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..

Comments

  1. Wooooow.......this looks awesome.....very delicious & healthy.

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  2. Wow!,Yumm pumkin Curry Dear.Luks delicious as well.Luv it.

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  3. Delicious n yummy !!! lovely combo with plain rice...

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  4. never had anything so creamy with pumpkin. awesome.

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  5. Looks so tempting , i want to try it at the earliest.

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  6. this is new to me, love the tangy pumpkin-coconut curry, perfect with hot rice..

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  7. Adipoli pulinkari, try cheythu nokkanam.

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  8. wow yummy curry and looks so tempting with wonderful clicks ....

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  9. Love this pulinkari..perfect in texture tooo

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  10. suja,this gravy has a rich and creamy texture,and looks and sounds absolutely yummy:) BTW I made myself some coconut fish fry today and it turned out fantastic,I will be posting the recipe soon,thanks for sharing!!!

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  11. what a groovy gravy preparation with pumpkin! looks Delicious!

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  12. Oh the curry looks awesome !! nice coconut based pumpkin dish

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  13. Rich curry Suja.Love at first sight..Too tempting.

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  14. wow...sounds utterly delicious..perfect side dish to my tandoori rotis..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  15. looks delicious...perfect with rice...

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  16. Lovely color !The gravy looks so rich.

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  18. Gravy looks very creamy. Love to have with roti.

    Cheers,
    Uma
    My Kitchen Experiments

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  19. These look delicious. chackoskitchen.com

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  20. Love to have this gravy with naan. Simply amazing suja.

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  21. wow awesome curry perfect with rotis...

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  22. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

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