November 8, 2010

Gummadikaya Senagapindi Kura ~ Red Pumpkin Curry with Besan

Gummadikaya Senagapindi Koora ~ Red Pumpkin Curry with Gram Flour

Ingredients :

Chopped Red pumpkin : 1 cup
Gram Flour (Besan) : 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/2 tsp
Whole Red Chilli : 1 or 2
Curry Leaves : 1 stem
Red Chilli Powder : 1/2 tsp
A pinch of turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Oil : 2 tsp

Method :

Wash, peel and chop the pumpkin into small pieces and set aside. Heat two teaspoons of oil in a vessel and add the mustard seeds,chana dal and urad dal and let them splutter. When the seeds stop popping, add the curry leaves and red chillies and fry for few seconds. Add the chopped pumpkin, turmeric, salt and little water and mix well. Cover with a lid and let it cook completely. When it's done, add the gram flour and red chilli powder and fry for two minutes. Turn off the flame and serve hot with steamed rice.


  1. hi Hari,
    Love such side dishes, it make the meal more complete :) adding besan is something that caught my attention, thanks for the tip.

  2. Delicious dish. I add roasted gram powder instead of besan. Next time I will try with besan.

  3. Quite a different and beautiful side dish..

  4. Hi Hari

    Very delicious yet different looking dish. Loved the way the besan has been added with the pumpkin.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. Wow!!!! Delicious curry...adding besan is a cool idea :-)

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  7. Delicious curry Hari. Anything with pumpkin is welcome here.

  8. I must try this... haven't cooked with pumpkin in ages.

  9. first time here. never knew besan worked well with pumpkin! thanks for this yum looking recipe.


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