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White Pumpkin Kootu | Thadiyagai Thayir Pachadi | Ashgourd Kootu

Thadiyagai Thayir Pachadi

This is easy to prepare with very few ingredients. White pumpkin has many health benefits for your skin, eye. It also lowers cholesterol and boosts your immune system.

Ashgourd Kootu

Thadiyagai Thayir Pachadi

Recipe Cuisine: Tamilnadu / South Indian | Recipe Category: Side dish
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 25 mins | Serves: 4


White Pumpkin / Thadiyangai - 250gms
Curd - 3/4 cup
Salt - as needed
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig
Oil - 1 tsp

To Grind:

Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Green chilli - 4
Cumin / jeerakam - 1 tsp


Cut  pumpkin into small cubes and boil them with one cup of water.

Meanwhile, grind coconut, green chilli and cumin together without adding water.

When the pumpkin is cooked and its water reduces, add this ground masala. Sauté till the raw smell goes off. 

Switch off the flame. Add the curd and mix it well.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pour this tempering over the cooked pumpkin.


Ingredients for white pumkin kootu
Keep all your ingredients ready
grind the masala
Take coconut, cumin and green chilli in a mixer. Grind it to a fine powder without adding water
cook the pumkin
Cut the white pumpkin into small cubes and cook them adding 1 cup of water
add masala
Once it is cooked and water reduces, add the ground paste
add salt
and salt
Cook till the raw smell of masala is gone for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from flame
add curd
To this, add the curd and mix well. It should be taken out while adding curd
pour seasoning
Heat oil in a tadka pan, temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pour this seasoning over the pumpkin
White Pumpkin Kootu

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