Red Pumpkin Rice

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Nutrition facts:

240 calories calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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How to Make Red Pumpkin Rice

  • Peel the pumpkin and cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Soak tamarind in hot water (1.5 cups) with a little bit salt and extract juice.
  • 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.
  • Add in a portion of the curry leaves and sliced onions, and saute for a few minutes.
  • When the onions are done, add the pumpkin pieces and cover the vessel for a few minutes.
  • Add hing powder and sambar powder when the pumpkin is cooked and saute.
  • If required add a little oil.
  • 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.
  • Add little more water (if required) and salt.
  • Ensure that the pumpkin pieces are very soft before you add the salt.
  • When the mixture is boiling, add the remaining curry leaves and simmer until the mixture comes to an even consistency.
  • Serve with steaming plain rice.