Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Curry-Pumpkin recipe

Pumpkin Curry-Pumpkin recipe

pumpkin curryThe market is flooded with pumpkins. Now that, Halloween is round the corner, many of you will be buying pumpkins. Apart from carving jack-o'-lantern from pumpkin or using it for decorative purpose for Halloween, pumpkin has lot to offer. This beautiful bright orange colored vegetable is loaded with anti-oxidants and beta-carotene. It is an excellent source of fiber and also a good source of vitamin E and vitamin C. It is low in fat ,what more do you want. Rush to the market to buy pumpkins and prepare this simple pumpkin curry or pumpkin sabji which tastes great with both chapatti and rice.

Ingredients needed

Pumpkin - 4 cups cubed
Onion – 2 big
Sambar powder – 3 tsp
Tamarind – small gooseberry size
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt as required
Oil -1 tbsp

For the seasoning

Mustard -1 tsp
Urad dal -1/2 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Red chillies -1
Curry leaves - little (optional)


Soak tamarind in warm water for 20 minutes and extract 2 cups of juice. Throw the pulp.

Peel the skin, remove the seeds (you can use the seeds to make pumpkin seeds podi which I will post later) and cut it into cubes.

Peel and cut onions.


Cook pumpkin in tamarind water, adding salt and turmeric powder.

After it is cooked (do not over cook it ) drain the water if any.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when they sputter, add other ingredients for seasoning, then add onions, curry leaves and fry till onions turn golden brown.

Then add cooked pumpkin, sambar powder and salt needed.(note- we have already added salt to the pumpkin while cooking, so add less)

Simmer and cook for another 6-7 minutes stirring inbetween. Serve with roti, chappati or steamed rice.

This curry will not be sweet as we are cooking it in tamarind water.

This recipe serves 4.

Meet you all again with an interesting post, till then it is bye from Padhu of padhuskitchen


  1. love the recipe. rite recipe at rite time.

  2. The pumpkin curry looks great. And the flowers are just too cute!! :)

  3. Thanks for sharing.looks superb.

  4. Very delicious..love to have it with some hot pooris :)

    US Masala

  5. This looks really beautiful..the flowers with pumpkin seeds...I neve thought of using sambhar powder in pumpkin sabji..innovative

  6. Yummy pumpkin curry Padhu,beautiful decorations made out of pumpkin seeds,they look so cool.

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

  7. Very nice and this is the season for tender pumpkins.

  8. Pumpkin Pumpkin everywhere.. I love these :)

  9. this is very unique, delicious, love the seed flowers :)

  10. Pumpkin curry looks delicious Padhu

  11. Dear Padhu
    Dussera greetings.
    I like pumpkin , this a new taste for me ..so will cook soon.
    Have a nice week

  12. Quick and super delicious pumpkin curry..

  13. I saw today 3rd pumpking recipe...looks so tempting..!

  14. halloween is near and the blogs are loaded with pumpkin cuisines...the recipe being cooked with sambhar powder and without gravy is a mystery taste..really want to try it out,,,,,thx for the share.

  15. A mouthwatering pumpkin curry... Looks perfect.

  16. Loved this recipe , bookmarking this one

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  18. The decoration is simple and superb.
    Nice one.

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  20. Artistically garnished with seed flowers,the curry looks yumm

  21. that's a new pumpkin recipe..love the decor...

  22. very new recipe to me padhu.we make pumpkin curry by adding jaggery to that.this version is very interesting

  23. Never had this curry would like to try it...
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  25. Interesting recipe!! Looks great..

  26. A very yummy curry! I like your addition of sambar powder in it!

  27. nice presentation and a tasty curry!


  28. இந்த மஞ்சள் பூசணி கறி செய்தேன்,அருமையாக வந்தது.என் ப்ளாக்கில் பார்த்து செய்ததை பாருங்க.நன்றி.

  29. hai padhu i did his curry it is delecious . i did this by seeing asiya omar blog after that only i noticed that it your recepi. thanks a lot.

  30. Hi.
    ur recipe of sweet pumpkin with tomato and onion is really very good. We in our house normally prepare kootu with sambar powder which is ur second variety.I tried ur first variety and it was really very good. Thanks=uncle subbarayan

  31. I tried it ...it tastes yum!


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