Mathanga Thoran-Yellow Pumpkin Stir Fry is yet another simple everyday dish from Kerala. It is also served during Onam sadya. Pumpkins are known for its antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties. Pumpkins are an amazing source of vitamin A. It protects and keeps the skin healthy. It prevents the skin from dryness as it has excellent hydrating properties. Did you know pumpkins also make excellent face masks. It has immune-boosting powers. It has numerous health benefits and it is available all round the year. What more reasons do we need to include this super food in our diet. Learn to make this simple and easy pumpkin stir fry with step wise pictures.
Peel the skin, and chop pumpkin into medium sized pieces.
Grind/pulse together coconut, cumin seeds, turmeric powder and garlic, just a second without adding water.
Heat coconut oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and chilli flakes.
When mustard splutters, add thinly sliced pearl onions and saute until it turns transparent.
Add the ground coconut mixture and saute for 2 more minutes.
Add chopped pumpkin and mix well. Cook covered on medium heat, stirring from time to time. If required, you can sprinkle water in between to prevent it from getting burnt.
Enjoy delicious and nutritious pumpkin stir fry/mathanga thoran with rice or rotis.
Note - You can skip onion and garlic, if you do not prefer. Pumpkin is known as parangikai
Check out Pumpkin kootu and Parangikai poriyal recipe.
Check out more Onam Sadya Recipes and Kerala Recipes
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