Pumpkin Puli Pachadi (sour gravy)

This is a dish from palakkad regularly made at home. Pumpkins can be substituted by lady's finger. Generally it is made using either of the two.
Ingredients:
yellow pumpkin chopped into pieces - 1 cup
tamarind paste - 1 tsp or tamarind extract from a lemon-size ball
coconut - 1 tablespoon
mustard seeds - 1 1/2 tsp
Green Chillies - 4
Urad dhall - 1 tsp
Coconut oil - 1 tsp
salt to taste
Coriander to Garnish
Method:
1) Boil the yellow pumpkin with 2 cups water till soft
2) Add the tamarind paste and salt. Check for the water content and add some more if required 3) Grind cocount,half a tsp mustard(Hold the rest for seasoning) and green chillies into a smooth paste
4) Add the paste and boil till frothy(Don't boil too much after adding coconut)
5) Temper the mustard and fry the urad dhall in the oil and season the gravy
6) Garnish with chopped coriander

3 comments:

കുഞ്ഞാണ്ടി said...

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i wanna eat this now

Sree vidya said...

:)
do u also make this the same way?

Shyam said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog and the link to this recipe, Vidya. Next time I get my hands on some okra, I'll try it! :)