Tuesday, June 29, 2010


This is an item which is common in a veg sadhya.This is a mix of vanpayar and pumpkin………..actually this should not be so spicy there should be slight sweetness of pumpkin and a good flavor of coconut…………


1c Vanpayar
½ kg Pumpkin (Mathanga)
½ tsp Turmeric powder
½ tsp Red chilly powder

For Roasting:

1c Grated coconut
¼ tsp Urad dal
¼ tsp Cumin seeds
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
2 Whole red chillies
Coconut oil


1.Pressure cook the vanpayar in water till it becomes soft.
2.Now add pieces of pumpkin,turmeric powder,red chilly powder,salt and little water to the cooked vanpayar and cook the pumpkin.
3.When the pumpkin is cooked just mash the pumpkins with the wooden spoon and mix payar and pumpkin together.
4.In a pan heat oil add mustard seeds,urad dal and cumin seeds when they starts spluttering add whole red chilly and curry leaves, now add grated coconut and roast till light brown color.
5.Off the flame and add this roasted coconut to the pumpkin mixture.Mix well.
6.Serve hot as a side dish with boiled rice.

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