November 22, 2012

Pumpkin Curry with Tamarind & Jaggery

Gummadikaya Pulusu Bellam Koora ~ Sweet & Sour Pumpkin Curry Recipe
Preparation & Cooking Time : 15 mins
Serves: 4 persons
Ingredients :
Chopped Yellow Pumpkin : 2 cups
Thick Tamarind Extract : 1 tbsp
Powdered Jaggery : 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Dried Red Chillies :3
Curry Leaves : 1 sprig
Salt to taste 
Oil : 2 tsp 
1. Wash, peel and chop the pumpkin into pieces. 
2. In a saucepan, add the chopped pumpkin, turmeric powder, salt and water and cook until pumpkin pieces are tender. Drain and set aside. 
3.Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal.
4.Once they start to splutter, add the broken red chillies and curry leaves and fry for a couple of seconds. 
5. Now add the tamarind extract and powdered jaggery to it and cook for a couple of minutes.
6. Then add the cooked pumpkin to it and mix very well. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes and switch off the flame.
7.Serve hot with rice, roti or dosa.


  1. A delicious and healthy curry. Loved your recipe.

  2. I haven't tried pumpkin with jaggery and tamarind, must be good.

  3. Healthy recipe....nice pic too....

  4. I love pumpkin dish esp if its to eat it with puliyodharai...

  5. appealing and delicious looking quick curry

  6. Different recipe with tamarind and jaggery! Looks lovely!!

  7. My mom makes a similar one, nice presentation

  8. Very unique recipe. Have never tried a dish like this...will try out soon


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