Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin Pulikuzhambu

'' Pulikuzhambu'' is my all time fav.It has been combined with variety of vegetables,but it gives different taste with everyone,thats the the speciality of this kuzhambu.Every PONGAL festival in our home is fulfilled with this pumpkin pulikuzhambu.usually we do a lot of varieties of veg as side dishes for sakkarai pongal n ven pongal,but we make only one kuzhambu on that day.Its the best combo for venpongal.Lets here the simple recipe..
                                                                  
INGREDIENTS;
                           Tamarind                    -- a lemon size
                           Pumpkin                    --  200 gms piece
                           Shallots [big size]      --   8 nos        
                           Garlic cloves              --  4 nos
                           Fenugreek                 -- 1 tsp
                           Chilly powder           -- 1 tsp
                           Corriander powder    -- 2 tsp
                           Turmeric powder        -- 1/4 tsp
                            Coconut grated         --  5 tsp
                            Fennel seeds            --   1/2 tsp   
                            Salt                          --  as needed
                            Water                       --  as needed
                            Seasame oil              -- 5 tsp.
METHOD;
                  Soak the tamarind in 1/2 cup water n extract the  juice.
                  Add 1 1/2 cups water to that juice.
                  Add chilly powder,corriander n turmeric powder n salt
                    with the tamarind water n mix well.Set aside.
                  Skinned the pumpkin n cut in to small thick pieces.
                  Pour the oil in a pan,heat it,add the fenugreek.
                  It slightly changes the colour,dont turn black.
                  Then add chopped shallots,garlic cloves.
                  Saute well,then add the pumpkin pieces,saute well.
                  Then pour the mixed water to it,allow it to boil.
                  Add the coconut n fennel seeds ground paste to it.
                  Boil well till the pumpkin cooked n kuzhambu bcoms thick.

       NOW, THE FLAVOURABLE SPICY PULIKUZHAMBU IS READY.
              Enjoy this with rice n pappadam r vadam.

         I send this to Vardhini's ''Hallowen Fiesta''
                                                          
   TIPS;
            Use only sesame oil that gives a aromatic delicious taste.
                      
                            

16 comments:

  1. Wow looks yummy and delicious .... Very tempting clicks ....

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  2. Interesting and lovely dish :)

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  3. Delicious pullikuzhambu..yummy!!

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  4. Delicious pullikuzhambu..yummy!!

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  5. so interesting and delicious !!

    Ongoing Event - Festive Food

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  6. I luv the yellow pumpkins in puli kulambu..yummm

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  7. Hey. you make this? we too but slightly in different way make this. Love it.

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  8. Perfect for the fall ~ loved the recipe to the core!
    USMasala

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  9. Never tried pumpkin in pulikuzhambu! looks spicy and tangy!

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  10. I love pumpkin. will surely try your recipe :)

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