Plain Pumpkin Gojju

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 kg - pumpkin
  • 6-8 - green chillies (depending on how spicy you want it)
  • 1 handful - chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tsp - urad dal
  • 1 tsp - chana dal
  • 2 tsp - hurigadale/putaani/chana dalia
  • 1/4 tsp - methi (fenugreek)
  • 2 tsp - sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup - almonds
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp - ginger paste
  • 2 tsp - brown sugar
  • 1 tsp - tamarind paste
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Plain Pumpkin Gojju

  • Grind the almonds and fried chana into a fine powder.
  • Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and fry the ingredients in the following order - chana dal, urad dal, methi, sesame seeds and finally green chillies. Grind this mixture into a fine powder.
  • Now mix both the dry powders along with water, coriander leaves, ginger, turmeric, tamarind and brown sugar into a fine paste.
  • Cut the pumpkin into small cubes (of about 1.5 cm) and cook with salt on stove. It should be cooked just right for about 10 minutes otherwise it becomes mushy.
  • Add paste to pumpkin and bring to a boil.
  • The gravy should be of the consistency of pasta sauce or dosa batter.