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Red Pumpkin Rice Recipe

Red Pumpkin Rice is a popular Indian Side Dish
Author :
On :
Friday, 24 March, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 - large red Pumpkin (300 g)
  • 100 g - Tamarind
  • 2 tbsp - sambhar powder
  • 1 tbsp - Toor Dal
  • 1 tbsp - Channa dal
  • 1 tsp - Urad Dal
  • 1/2 tsp - Methi seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/5 tsp - Asafoetida :
  • Fresh Curry leaves
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp - til oil
  • How to Make Red Pumpkin Rice:

    1. Peel the pumpkin and cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
    2. Soak tamarind in hot water (1.5 cups) with a little bit salt and extract juice.
    3. In a thick bottomed vessel, heat til oil and add mustard seeds. When it pops, add toor dal, channa dal, urad dal and methi seeds. Allow them to turn golden brown.
    4. Add in a portion of the curry leaves and sliced onions, and saute for a few minutes.
    5. When the onions are done, add the pumpkin pieces and cover the vessel for a few minutes.
    6. Add hing powder and sambar powder when the pumpkin is cooked and saute.
    7. If required add a little oil.
    8. When you get the aroma of the sambar powder, add the tamarind juice and turmeric powder. Also add 1/2 cup water and allow the whole mixture to boil for about 10-15 minutes.
    9. Add little more water (if required) and salt.
    10. Ensure that the pumpkin pieces are very soft before you add the salt.
    11. When the mixture is boiling, add the remaining curry leaves and simmer until the mixture comes to an even consistency.
    12. Serve with steaming plain rice.


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