Friday, October 1, 2010

Pumpkin Kulambhu/Paragikai Kulambhu

Pumpkin Kulambhu/Paragikai Kulambhu is a mouth watery kulambhu with a wonderful flavor of pumpkin.In this kulambhu pumpkin absorbs the kulambhu flavour and gives its own flavor to make the kulambhu tasty.

Serving for 4


Pumpkin                 1 slice
Tamarind                lemon size( use pulp not paste)
Small onion            10 no
Tomatoes                1 no
Garlic                       10 no 
Turmeric                A pinch
Sambhar powder 2 tsp
Jeera                        1 tsp
Fenugreek/             1/2 tsp
Methi seeds
Curry leaves           few
Vengaya vadagm  2 no
Jaggery                    small piece
Salt                           1 1/2 tsp
Oil                             3 tsp
Seseme oil               3 tsp

For Seasoning

Vengaya Vadagam
Curry leaves     

  • In a hot pan  heat the oil add methi seeds, jeera , onion and garlic saute  till onion turns golden brown.
  • Add  cubed pumpkin (large pieces with skin)and Sambhar podi  ,tomatoes and saute for few min. 
  • Add tamarind juice  with salt allow it to boil for few min.
  • Add Jagery for combining  all the taste.
  • When the gravy thickens stop the stove and season with vangaya vadagam and curry leaves.(it takes nearly 30 min to thicken).
  • Serve hot with Rice. 
  •   For tamarind juice  microwave tamarind  with little water for 2 min.
  •   Substitutefor sambhar= 1 tsp of chili powder+Dhaniya poeder+cumin powder)

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