This is a long shelf life vegetable. This can be used in preparing soups or curries or even in making pies. I have prepared a simple stir fry.
Pumpkin - Chopped into 1 inch cubes - 2 cups
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Chana daal - 1 tsp
Urad daal - 1 tsp
Dry chilli - 2
Curry leaves 1 string
Jaggery / Sugar - a small pinch
Heat a wide pan with oil. When it is hot enough, add red chilli, mustard, chana daal, urad daal and fry until they change the colour. Now add the curry leaves and then chopped pumpkin
Add pinch of turmeric and salt and stir well. Add 1/4 cup of water and cover it with lid.
In the meantime roast 1 tsp each of coriander seeds and cumin and pound them into coarse powder.
|Roasted cumin and coriander|
When the pumpkin has become soft and all the water is evaporated then sprinkle the spice powder and remove from the fire.