White Pumpkin Kootu Recipe

750 gms white pumpkin (kadhu)
1/4 tsp turmeric (haldi) powder
salt (namak) to taste
For masala
1/2 cup coconut (narial) (scraped)
1 tblsp cumin seeds
4 green chillies
1 tsp peppercorns
11/2 tsps. rice (chawal)
for tempering
1 tsp mustard seeds (raai)
2 red chillies whole
1 tsp black gram split (urad dal)
10-12 curry leaves (kari patta)
2 tblsp sesame seeds (til)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)

How to make white pumpkin kootu:

  • Peel, deseed and cut the pumpkin into small cubes.
  • Grind the masala ingredients to a smooth paste.
  • Cook the pumpkin in 2 cups water, salt and turmeric powder.
  • When half done, add the masala and simmer till it thickens. Stir frequently.
  • Heat oil and temper with the above ingredients.