White pumpkin Chana dal Curry – Pumpkin dal Curry – Pumpkin kootu -வெள்ளை பூசணிக்காய் பருப்பு கூட்டு

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Let’s see how to make this Curry.
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Serves : 3

INGREDIENTS REQUIRED 

White pumpkin – 1 Cup
Chana dal –  1/2 Cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

For Grinding

Coconut slices – 1/2 cup
Green chillies – 2
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

For Tempering 

Oil/Ghee – 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
Dried red chilli – 2
Curry leaves – a sprig
Asafoetida – a pinch

METHOD 

1. Rinse dal with water. Soak Chana dal in water for 15 – 20 minutes. Then add them to a pressure cooker along with sufficient amount of water and cook for 4 whistles.
2. To the Grinding jar add coconut pieces, Cumin seeds, green chillies and ground them into a fine paste adding water.
3. Wash the pumpkin and Peel off the skin from it. Deseed them and chop them into small pieces. Add the chopped pieces to a pot along with 1/2 cup of water. Add Turmeric powder and salt to it. Cook till the pumpkin is soft and water is drained. Add more water if required for the pumpkin to cook.
4. Add the cooked dal into it. Add the ground coconut paste. Mix well. Check for salt and add if required. Prepare the Tempering with the ingredients given in for Tempering. Then add the Tempering to the Curry.
Serve with Rice or Roti.
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