How to make Parangikai Pulikai -

Pumpkin tempered with spices and sambhar onions, cooked with onion and tamarind.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Revati Aasai .

Main Ingredients : Pumpkin (लाल कद्दू), Oil

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Parangikai Pulikai

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Parangikai Pulikai Recipe

  • Pumpkin peeled 500 grams

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Onions finely chopped 2 small

  • Tomato chopped 1 large

  • Garlic chopped 4-5 cloves

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoon

  • Sambhar powder 3 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind soaked in chilled water

  • coriander leaves 2 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add asafoetida, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, curry leaves. Sauté for half minute.

Step 2

Add onions, sauté till golden brown. Add tomato, garlic and cook for five to six minutes.Add pumpkin and cook for eight to ten minutes. Add chilli powder, sambar masala, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.

Step 3

Add one cup water. Cover with lid and cook for five minutes. Add tamarind water and mix well. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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