I usually cook very simple curry with pumpkin. Actually I tried
many times to cook some delicious curry with pumpkin, but I always failed to do
the same. So, I gave up my desire to cook a delicious one. Instead of that I opted
to cook simple one. Till date I’m cooking the same. One of friends wanted to
know the recipe of that curry. Anyway I’m putting the recipe. Let see how you
like my recipe.
3 cups cubed pumpkin
2 cups cubed potato (3 medium sized potatoes are sufficient)
1 tsp paanch phoron (a mixture of 5 different spices, very popular among Bengalis.
They use it in their cooking almost always. You can get in any Indian store
around the world).
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp ginger paste
1 small tomato
1 tsp kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
pinch of turmeric powder
2tbsp of oil( you can use more oil. The more you oil, the curry will more
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a heavy bottom wok, and sauté the pumpkin and
potato cubes separately in it. Keep them aside. Heat one tbsp of oil, add
paanch phoron. When the spices start crackle, add ginger paste. Sauté for few
second, and add the chopped tomato, and stir continuously. When the tomato will
take a paste like texture, add pumpkin and potato. Stir for 1 minute. Add all
the spices except kasuri methi including salt and turmeric powder. Stir for one
minute, and cover the wok. Let it fry for few minutes. Add 1 ½ cup of water and
bring it to boil. Add the kasuri methi. Cover the wok and keep in medium flame
for 10-15 minutes or until the curry takes a creamy texture. It tastes best
with luchi or paratha.