November 15, 2010

Gummadikaya Patoli ~ Red Pumpkin Usli

Ingredients :

Chopped Pumpkin : 2 cups
Onion : 1 big sized
Chana Dal : 1/4 cup
Chopped Ginger : 2 tsp
Green Chillies : 2
Red Chilli : 1
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves : 2 stems
Red Chilli Powder : 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
A big pinch of turmeric powder
Oil : 1 tbsp

Method :

Soak the chana dal in water for 2 hours and grind into a coarse paste along with green chillies, ginger and little water. Pressure cook it for 3 whistles. Turn off the flame and wait until the pressure go off. Mash the chana dal mixture and set aside. Wash, peel and chop the pumpkin into small pieces and keep aside. Peel and chop the onion into small pieces and set aside. Heat one table spoon of oil in a vessel and add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and let them splutter. When the seeds stop popping, add the curry leaves, red chillies and chopped onion and fry for two minutes. Now add the chopped pumpkin, salt, turmeric and little water and mix well. Cover with a lid and let it cook completely. When it's done add the mashed chana dal mixture and red chilli powder. Mix well and fry for two minutes. Switch off the flame serve with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.

Other Names : Erra Gummadikaya patodi, Red Pumpkin Usili.


  1. Sounds delicious combo,new recipe,booking.

  2. usli is something i can eat without any accompaniments :)...its fun to make them with every possible dal variety :)

  3. This usli sounds delicious Hari. I love anything with red pumpkin.

  4. A very different usli for me. I'd never heard of red pumpkin usli. I would love to try this :)

  5. Innovative idea....looks yummy!

  6. my husband loves usili. i will love to try this one. amazing:)

  7. The usili is very gorgeous and nice! Yum!

  8. Very innovative usili,luks very tempting.

  9. It looks so different for me..chala bagundi Hari...

  10. Hmmm. looks very tempting. i wish i could eat this!

  11. chandana very nice recipe u made..thanks for sharing i never did pumpkin recipes..


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