Friday, January 16, 2009

Pumpkins with chili-ginger paste

I cook with Squashes/pumpkins at least once a week. Most of the time I make the recipes which I am very familiar with, like Palya (dry curry),or Sagu (thin curry).

This week I tried something new by adding grated chili's and ginger at the very end of the dish almost like a garnish. Which makes the dish differently delicious, from the raw flavors of chili's, ginger and lime juice.

So here is the recipe.


Ingredients
Delicata squash - 1 (Any kind of pumpkin/squash can be used, potatoes will be good too)
Onion - 1 medium size
Tomato - 1 medium size

Tempering : Oil and mustard seeds - 1tsp

Spices : Green chili's - 1-2 ( I used Serrano kind) ,Fresh ginger- about 1 inch

I grated chili and ginger them with a fine grater ( you can make paste, using blender or motor and pestle or chop finely)

Garnish :Cilantro leaves - 2 tbsp chopped, Lime/lemon juice - freshly squeezed about a tablespoon.

  1. First cut the squash, onion and tomato to bite size pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, when hot add mustard seeds. When it starts to pop add chopped veggies and cover and cook till soft about 7-10 mins.
  3. Add salt and adjust to taste.
  4. Add chili-ginger paste(about 1tspor more grated), mix well and adjust spicy level accordingly
  5. Finally add chopped cilantro leaves and squeeze fresh lime juice and mix well.
Enjoy this Spicy curry with chapathis, rotis, dosas or rice.
I'll be sending this to Sunshinemom of Tongue Tickler for the event FIC-Yellow.

24 comments:

  1. Very nice recipe. Love the colors in the curry. i bet this had a fresh light taste.

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  2. I made pumpkin mosaru sasive for the event but yet to post it :) this pumpkin curry looks delicious

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  3. I will try this too. I'd made Richa's Kaddu ki sabzi a couple of times: http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2007/07/kaddu-ki-subzi-pumpkin-curry.html

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  4. Chilli and ginger and sweet Squash, great marriage! Love it! :)

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  5. My mom makes this red pumpkin for this curry. I love this curry along with dosa. Yummm...

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  6. Recipe is new to me,never tried pumpkin this way.I make normal curries but this is new.Looks delish and a must try.

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  7. recently I too posted a pumpkin curry,quite different from yours! Looks so good and sounds like goes well with rotis also!

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  8. Thanks Madhu, I am sure that tastes delicious! I do not make it much as pumpkin (yellow) is not my fave but I might try it now as P has bought some today!!

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  9. Looks real nice...wonderful colour

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  10. Looks delicious...loved the flavors used in this curry :-)

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  11. Madhu pumpkin curry looks gorgeous n delicious...

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  12. Hey Madhu,

    thanks for the comment for my post and yes I meant whole black Urad Dal only. Have added it next to the black lentils in the ingredient section. :)

    And I find that my comment in this post is missing which I posted 2 days back about ur pumpkin curry :) I had mentioned something to the effect of this dish being v simple and i have never made a pumpkin curry

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  13. I make this with potato but never tried pumpkin palya. Next time will remember to buy a pumpking to make this.:))

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  14. This is a great way to add flavor to squash and it looks so easy!

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  15. hello madhu. thanks for dropping by. Ginger chillie combo is very good! Nice dish.

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  16. Madhu, curry looks very delicious

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  17. Lovely curry recipe. Looks so good. Nice recipe. YUM!... Lovely color....

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  18. looks delicious madhu. we cook something similar to this but add spoon full of coconut paste in the end to give it little creamy consistency.

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