Yellow pumpkin Poriyal (Stir Fry)
Pumpkin/ Poosanikai/ Gummidikaaya/ Kumbalakaayi.
A perfect side dish using yellow pumpkin right for this season. Goes well with rice and or roti's.
Yellow pumpkin - 1 lb
Onion - 1 small chopped fine or shallots - 6 -8 roughly chopped
Red chillies - 4 broken
Curry leaves - few
Mustard and urad dhal - very little
Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 tbsp
Clean and cut pumpkin into medium cubes. Cook separetly with little water and salt until soft but not mushy.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves. Wait till they pop and add onion and redc hillies. Fry till onions are nice brown. You can also skip the use of onion. Just add chillies and immediately add the cooked pumpkin. Stir well and add salt and grated coconut.
Serve as a side dish with rice and any gravy.