Aaaaaaaaaaaah!!! My Hus got pumpkin again from the market. I couldn't even complain as it was so fresh and I love the color of pumpkin. It has been a long time since I made this fry. Suddenly I remembered this recipe and made it today. My son who likes Pumpkin kootu (stew) doesn't like this fry. Who on earth does know what kids like? He simply had his curd rice. Though the fry was really tasty and flavorful, I was quite unhappy as my son's menu didn't include veggies.. What to do? Kids are like that..
Yellow Pumpkin 1/4 kg
Green Chillies 3
Dried Red Chillies 2
Grated Coconut 2-3 tsp
Water and Salt
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Urad Dhal 1/4 tsp
Few Curry leaves
Few Pearl Onions
Peel the skin of yellow pumpkin and cut them into small chunks. Chop Pearl Onions. Slit red chillies. Grind green chillies to a coarse paste.
Heat oil in a pan. when hot, add mustard seeds and when they start cracking, add urad dhal, curry leaves, split dried red chillies, pearl onions. Fry till onions turn slightly brown.
Now add chopped pumpkin pieces, ground chilli-paste and salt. Mix well. Fry for a while and then sprinkle little water. Allow cooking. When the water is fully evaporated, simmer the flame and allow cooking.
When it is done, add grated coconut. Mix well. Fry for few more seconds.
Serve with steamed rice and any spicy gravy like Puli Kuzhambu. (Tamarind gravy).
Linking this recipe to cook yellow event happening at Merry Tummy..