Friday, 28 March 2014

Pumpkin Pulusu



Today I am posting a very delicious pumpkin dish which goes perfectly well with rotis or plain hot rice. Its called pulusu which is a sweet n sour curry much like rasam. This is my remake dish for  the remake of potluck-party-cyber-style an event by jagruti where this month I was paired with tahemeem shaik .


The original recipe calls for Butternut Squash , but as it is not easily available here I used pumpkin which is very similar to it. This pulusu was liked by all my family members and was finished at one go.

Thanks Jagruti and Tahemeem for this delicious recipe.






Ingredients :

1/4 kg .................pumpkin ( washed , peeled and cubed )
1/4 tsp..................mustard seeds
1/4 tsp................cumin seeds
2 .....................dry red chillies ( broken)
1 sprig..............curry leaves ( chopped)
1 ....................onion ( finely chopped)
4 to 5 .............garlic cloves ( finely chopped )
1....................tomato ( chopped )
2 tbsp..............oil
1 / 2 tsp............turmeric pd
1/2 tsp..............chilly powder
lemon sized ......tamarind ( soak in warm water and extract juice)
2 tbsp................jaggery
salt


Method :


Heat oil and add first four ingredients.

After they splutter add onion and garlic chopped and saute till soft.

Now add chilly powder, haldi, tamarind juice and jagerry.

Stir for a minute and add tomato chopped.

Cook for 2 minutes and add 1 cup water and give the mixture a boil.

In the end add cubed pumpkin and cook till tender but firm.

This should take 5 to 8 minutes.

This tastes yummy with rotis or hot plain rice and pickle.





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