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Mathanga Thoran - Pumpkin Thoran Recipe

How to Make Mathanga Thoran Recipe. A simple and delicious Kerala style pumpkin stir-fry recipe for rice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 2 - 2.5 cups Pumpkin peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Coconut
  • 6 - 8 Shallots
  • 3 - 4 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1 Dried Red Chilli
  • 1 tbsp Oil / Coconut Oil


  • In a vessel, add the chopped pumpkin, salt, turmeric and water and cook until pieces are tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Grind the shallots, cumin seeds and green chillies into a paste and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and urad dal and let them splutter. Add the curry leaves and broken red chilli and fry for a couple of seconds.
  • Then add the ground coconut mixture to it and fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the cooked pumpkin pieces and combine well.
  • Adjust the salt and fry for a minute.
  • Switch off the flame and serve with rice.


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4955IU | Vitamin C: 22.6mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1.4mg