Saturday, 8 December 2012

"Duddhe Go'd Upkari" or Hot n Sweet Pumpkin - A Konkani side-dish


Pumpkin fruit is one of the widely grown vegetables that is incredibly rich in vital antioxidants, and vitamins. This humble backyard low calorie vegetable contains vitamin A, it is also rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
Here is a simple Pumpkin Stir fry recipe, which I love!
Its a konkani side-dish that goes well with rice and dal as well as Rotis or puris.
Serves 3
Ingredients:
Pumpkin - 500 gms - cut into cubes
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Dry red chilly - 2-4 cut into pieces (depending on your palate)
Jaggery - 1 lemon sized piece
Oil - 1 tsp
Grated/Desiccated coconut - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method:
Wash and peel the pumpkin and cut into cubes.
Take a pan, keep on low heat, add 1 tsp oil, when its hot, add mustard and red chillies and keep stirring. When the mustard seeds begin to crackle, add the pumpkin and fry for 1 minute.
Now add 1/2 cup water, salt, jaggery and mix well. Cover and cook till the pumpkin is well done and most of the water has been absorbed/evaporated.
Now add the grated coconut and mix well and fry for 1 more minute mixing continuously.
Serve as a side dish with rice and dal or sambhar or rasam, or also with Rotis and Puris.

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