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Pumpkin Kootu | Poosanikai Kootu

Pumpkin Kootu

Are you tired of cooking usual veggies? Try pumpkin a day. Lot of people decide its taste just by its look. They never go for a try. I'm pretty sure it will work good for them too. Also, pumpkin is a great source of vitamin A. It's rich in vitamins, minerals but has very less calories.

Poosanikai Kootu

Try it in your next meal. It can be one of the recipes worth trying.

Pumpkin Kootu


Pumpkin - 1/4kg
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 2 tblspn
Salt - as needed
Water - 1 cup

To grind:

Coconut - 1/4 cup
Shallots / small onions - 8 to 10
Red chilli - 4
Cumin / jeerakam - 1/4 tsp


Blend together the ingredients listed in "to grind", set aside.

Peel the skin, remove seeds and cut the pumpkin into cubes about 1 inch piece.

Heat up oil in a wok, add mustard seeds.

When it starts to crackle, add cubed pumpkin and curry leaves. Sauté for 2 mins.

Add in 1 cup of water and close the lid. Cook on medium flame for 10 mins.

Add in the ground masala once it gets cooked. Cook for 2-3 mins and remove from flame.

Serve hot with rice.

  • You can add finely chopped green chilli instead of red chilli.
Ingredients for pumpkin kootu
Keep your ingredients ready
grind masala
Grind coconut, red chilli, onion and cumin to a coarse paste without adding water
mustard seeds
Heat oil in a pan, add mustards
Add pumpkin
When it begins to crackle, add pumpkin and curry leaves. Saute for 1 to 2 mins
add a cup water
Add a glass of water, cover and cook until done
add ground masala
When it is cooked and water is reduced, add ground masala
add in salt
Add in salt
stir fry
Stir for 3 to 4 mins
Pumpkin Kootu Ready

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