Mathanga Pachadi or Pumpkin Pachadi is a curd based gravy which is served with rice. Pachadi is another common dish served during onam festival. Today we will learn how to make Mathanga Pachadi following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Grind pearl onion, grated coconut, garlic, cumin seeds and mustard seeds to a smooth paste. Keep it aside.
Wash, peel the skin and chop pumpkin into medium sized cubes.
Add needed water and cook pumpkin adding salt, turmeric powder, green chillies (finely chopped) and curry leaves.
Once the pumpkin is tender, mash it slightly using a ladle.
Add the ground paste to the pumpkin and cook for a few minutes for the raw flavor of the paste to go.
Reduce the heat to low, add beaten curd and cook for a few minutes on low heat. Remove from heat and check for salt.
Now we will do the seasoning for the pachadi. Heat coconut oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add red chilli, curry leaves and finely chopped pearl onions.
Saute until onions turn brown and add to the pachadi. Enjoy!!
Note - Use coconut oil for authentic taste.
You can skip garlic and pearl onions, if you do not prefer.
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