Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pumpkin Poriyal

Happy St.Patrick's Day!

Yellow pumpkin is always a challenge in Indian cooking. Many a times we use it in sambar for that sweetness but making poriyal is something odd for many. But this pumpkin poriyal is a regular one in our house. Mom used to make it quite often. The addition of fennel in the poriyal makes it more flavorful.



Ingredients:
Ripe pumpkin - 1/2 kg
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
channa dhal - 2 tbsp
shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
green chilly - 3
Shallot / red onion - 1 cup (chopped)
curry leaf - 1 sprig
cumin - 1/4 tsp
oil - 1 tbsp
sugar - 1/2 tsp (optional)

Method:
Cook channa dhal and keep aside.

Wash and remove the skin of pumpkin.
Chop it into small cubes.

Heat oil in a wok. Add fennel seeds and let it get red.
Then add the chopped onion, green chilliew, curry leaf and stir for a while.
After the onion turns soft, add the chopped pumpkin, stir for a minute.

Add 1/2 cup water and cook covered.
After the pumpkin gets cooked add the cooked channa dhal, salt, cumin and shredded coconut.
Stir till all the moisture is gone. Take off the heat.

If the pumpkin is not sweet, add 1/2 tsp sugar at the end.

Pumpkin poriyal is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Serve as side dish for vatral kulambu / karakulambu over rice.

Song of the day:
I have planned to share some of my favorite songs along with my posts. If you wish click and enjoy. 'Eagle's wings' is one of the famous songs they sing in our church. This You tube album has the lyrics too. Enjoy!

23 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy poriyal....nice one

Tina said...

Colourful and delicious poriyal...

Aruna Manikandan said...

Pumpkin poriyal sounds very interesting!!!

Poriyal looks healhty and delicious :-)

Sandhya Hariharan said...

umm... red pumpkin poriyal is one of my favourite...s... it comes out quite well in combination with white pumkin too :)

Priyameena said...

Yellow pumkin poriyal sounds interesting!Sweet and spicy poriyal want to give it a try..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Viki these day u r killing me with ur posting of delicious recipes which happens to be my fav but since it's spring break I'm not able to move freely in my kitchen..kids are always behind my back..pumpkin poriyal is so mouth-watering..

AshKuku said...

That is a sweet prep.... I love yellow pumpkin..... I had one in my draft too..... but no not when would it find light!!!!! CHEERS!!!!

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Nithu Bala said...

Delicious and yummy..beautifully clicked..

Padma said...

Looks colorful and delicious poriyal.

Rachana Kothari said...

Colourful and delicious poriyal!!!

Parita said...

Pumpkin poriyal sounds yumm!

sangi said...

Luv anything with pumpkin.luks very tasty!can't wait 2 giv it a try...tnx 4 sharing dear

sowmya's creative saga said...

i make it almost similarly..i love this but my hubby is not too fond of this

Ms.Chitchat said...

Lovely looking pumpkin poriyal. I make it with slight variation. Liked ur version.

Sushma Mallya said...

simple and nice poriyal viki...

Malar Gandhi said...

Mom's version sounds awesome, it must be aromatic one'

Akal's Saappadu said...

indha poriyal method is new , sounds delicious and changes from the usual preparation I make; addition of fennel seeds is interesting too!!

nice idea sharing your favourite songs with the posts, paattu kettukittey read pannalaam.... :)

going to see your briyani recipe :)

Gita said...

I wanted to try something with pumpkin but was little bit worried about the sweetness, yours looks awesome da...I am going to try this :)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Viki
This is awesome !!! We cook some thing close to this in Bengali dish...but never tried fennel , it will be just fantastic , I can get the aroma right now with the other spicing combination with fennel.
Have a nice weekend

Suparna said...

this is neat viki :) would want to make it sometime...

Devasena Hariharan said...

Hi Viki, Saw ur ecard only yesterday... was so surprised and excited. Thank-you so much.. well how did u know..

Your pumpkin poriyal looks yummy.. Do make halwa out of it.. the pic kind of makes me think of halwa.. so colorful..

Priya said...

Love pumpkin poriyal, looks great..

Viju said...

I tried it and it came out really well :)