Pumpkin Paal Kootu

white pumpkin cooked in creamy urad dal gravy This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Pumpkin Paal Kootu
Main Ingredients White Pumpkin, Milk
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Pumpkin Paal Kootu

  • 500 grams White Pumpkin seeded and cubed
  • 1 cup Milk
  • to taste Salt
  • 10-12 Curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Rice flour mixed with 2 tablespoon water
  • 4 Green chilli slit
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal)


  1. Boil the milk with half cup water in a deep non-stick pan. Mix well. Add the pumpkin, salt and curry leaves.
  2. Stir to mix and cook for five minutes or till the pumpkin is cooked.
  3. Add the rice flour, green chillies and sugar. Stir to mix. Cover and cook till it thickens.
  4. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add the mustard seeds and black gram and sauté till fragrant.
  5. Add the tempering to the pumpkin mixture.
  6. Stir to mix. Cover and cook for five to seven minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 888
Carbohydrates 48.8
Protein 15.6
Fat 70
Other Fiber Zinc- 1.6mg