BM #126 Week 3 Day 2 - 

Today's meal idea is a tamarind based gravy with pumpkin as a star vegetable. The gravy typically doesn't have any dal component and so we make either plain tadka toor dal or any  dal with palak or methi. 

The platter above features Pumpkin Gojju, Palak Dal, Tomato Soup, Rice, Aloo Fry, Yogurt and Saggubiyyam Payasam.

Ingredients -
Pumpkin, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 1/2 Cups
Tamarind Lime sized 
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Jaggery 2 tsp or as needed
Salt as per taste
Rice Flour 1-2 Tbsp
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Methi Seeds 1/8 tsp, Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp, Hing/Asafoetida couple pinches, Curry Leaves a few)
Coriander leaves finely chopped for garnish
To Grind - 
Sesame Seeds 2 Tbsp
Coriander Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Coconut Powder 1 tsp (Optional)
Red Chilies 2-3

Method Of Preparation -

In a heavy bottomed pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the mustard seeds splutter, add the chopped pumpkin, and cook until the pumpkin cubes are cooked through.

Meanwhile, soak/boil the tamarind and squeeze out the juice and pour into the simmering mixture.

Grind the ingredients listed under 'To Grind' into a fine powder. Add this powder to the mix.

Add about 3-4 cups of water. Also stir in turmeric, jaggery,  and salt.

Let the gravy boil for about 6-8 minutes. 

Mix the rice flour in 4-5 Tbsp of water into a smooth paste. Add this paste while briskly stirring the gravy so the rice flour doesn't form lumps.

Adjust the taste and consistency and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. 

Serve hot with rice or rice as part of a meal.


Preparation Time 20 minutes
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, September 18, 2021

1 Responses to Pumpkin Gojju

  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. I love gojju / theeya pulusu kind of gravies. This is surely a flavorful side dish and tastes yummy along with the plain dal.

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