Pumpkin Dal curry

Pumpkin Dal curry

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 10

Total Time : 30

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • Yellow pumpkin 350 gms

  • Pigeon Pea split/Toor Dal 1/2 cups

  • Shallots 10 nos

  • Green Chili,slit 2 nos

  • Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp

  • Coconut,grated 1/2 cups

  • Garlic Cloves,chopped 5 nos

  • Ginger Piece,chopped 1 nos

  • turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

  • Red Chili Powder 1/8 tsp

  • Pepper Powder 1/4 tsp

  • Mustard Seeds 1 tsp

  • Dried Red Chili 3 nos

  • Curry Leaves 1 sprig

  • Coconut Oil 3 tbsp

  • Salt to taste 1 tsp

Directions

  • 01

    Wash the toor dal and soak it in water.

  • 02

    Wash, peel and remove fibers and seeds from pumpkin then cut into one inch cubes.

  • 03

    Grind together coconut, cumin seeds and one pinch of turmeric powder to a smooth paste.

  • 04

    Heat oil in a pan, add shallots, few curry leaves, green chilli, ginger, garlic and saute for few minutes.

  • 05

    Add soaked toor dal, turmeric powder, 2 cups of water and cook the dal until soft.

  • 06

    Add pumpkin, red chilli powder and pepper powder. Mix well, cover and cook till the pumpkin chunks are fork tender.

  • 07

    Now add ground coconut paste and salt. Mix well and switch off the heat when the curry comes to a boil.

  • 08

    Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When they start to crackle, add dried red chilli, curry leaves and fry for a minute. Pour this over the curry and mix well.

  • 09

    Serve with Rice.

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