Oct 26, 2008

Pumpkin Dal

This recipe was noted down long before
I started blogging . So I could not remember
the name of the blogger . I have never used
pumpkin with dal . As Cham of spice club
said the tamilians use only plain dal . We liked
this pumpkin dal so much.
Masoor dal - 1 cup
Pumpkin Chopped into cubes - 1 cup
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chopped onions - 2 tbslp
Butter - 1 tblsp
Salt to taste
  • Soak masoor dal in water for 30 min.
  • Cook the dal after 30 min with chilli powder and turmeric powder for 3 whistle.
  • Meanwhile heat butter in a kadai.
  • Add jeera . Once it splutters add onions , ginger garlic paste and stir well.
  • Now add the chopped pumpkins .
  • Pour 1/2 cup of water and close it with lid and allow the pumpkin to cook.
  • Now add the cooked dal to it and adjust salt to taste.
  • Cook in the medium flame for 2 min.Garnish it with coriander leaves.

Serve with hot rice or rotis . This goes to Madhuram hosting AFAM Pumpkin.

started by Maheswari.


meeso said...

Pumpkin is so delicious, and not something I eat often enough... This is a great recipe!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Kamala....
Pumpkin Dal looks so good. Nice recipe to try....

Wish u a happy Diwali!!!!

Divya Vikram said...

I agree..I make only plain dhal.This sounds a nice variation..

Cham said...

Pumpkin dhal sounds delicious too Kamala.
Wishing You and your family a Happy Diwali!

Laavanya said...

Happy Diwali..

I have a little pumpkin waiting to be used up.. Dal looks delicious.

Madhuram said...

That's a very simple recipe Kamala. It can be prepared in no time, when we are in a hurry. Thanks for sending it to the event.