How to make Pumpkin Curry -

Pumpkin cooked in coconut gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Pressure Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Red Pumpkin, Fresh Coconut Grated

Cuisine : Andhra

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Pumpkin Curry checkout Roasted Pumpkin with Quinoa, Kumror Chhokka, Khatta Meetha Kaddu, Kaddu Aur Alu Ki Sabzi . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Bhindi Coconut Masala Gutti Vankaya Koora (Stuffed Brinjals) Methi fry Kale Chane

Pumpkin Curry

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The cuisine of Andhra Pradesh is reputedly the spiciest of all Indian cuisine. Foods include both the original spicy Andhra cooking and Muslim-influenced Hyderabadi cuisine. Rice is the staple diet and is used in a wide variety of ways.
Hyderabadi cuisine is influenced by the Muslim population, which arrived in Andhra centuries ago. Much of the cuisine revolves around meat. It is rich and aromatic, with a liberal use of exotic spices, ghee, nuts and dry fruits.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Pumpkin Curry Recipe

  • Red Pumpkin 250 grams

  • Fresh Coconut Grated grated 4 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garlic 4 cloves

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Curry leaves 7-8

  • Onion, chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Green chilli slit 4

  • Coconut milk 1 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Grind the coconut, mustard seeds and garlic to a fine paste. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker; add the curry leaves. When they begin to change colour, add the onion and sauté till pink. Add the pumpkin, salt and turmeric powder and sauté for two or three minutes.

Step 2

Add the slit green chillies and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Seal the cooker with the lid and cook over medium heat till the pressure is released once (one whistle).

Step 3

The pumpkin should be completely cooked and tender. Remove the lid when the pressure has reduced completely. Add the ground paste and chilli powder and mix well. Simmer for three or four minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.

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