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How to Make Yellow Pumpkin Curry

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Yellow pumpkin curry

Yellow pumpkin curry

A Quick and Super Yummy Curry

With their deliciously smooth and silky texture, pumpkins work well for making both sweet and savory dishes. This vegetable is great to incorporate into your cooking because they are low-calorie and highly nutritious. They are rich in antioxidants and vitamins.

Yellow pumpkin curry has a mild sweet and spicy flavor. This recipe comes together quickly; I made it in only 20 minutes. Since it's a bit spicy, this curry pairs well with any type of Indian flatbread or steamed rice.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

10 min

20 min

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups yellow pumpkin, peeled, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 3 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon amchur powder (dry mango powder)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar (optional, to balance the taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash yellow pumpkin. Remove the skin and cut it into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds. Allow them to crackle. Throw in cumin seeds and curry leaves. Saute for 5 seconds. Keep heat medium-low.
  3. Add red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, and dry mango powder. Saute for 10 seconds.
  4. Add chopped yellow pumpkin. Throw in the salt and sugar. Mix well.
  5. Add 2 cups of water. Keep heat at medium-high. Cover the pan. Stir the mixture occasionally. Reduce the heat once the pumpkin gets cooked. Add some water if needed.
  6. Throw in grated coconut and chopped coriander. Gently stir the mixture once.
  7. Turn off the heat. Your favorite yellow pumpkin curry is ready! This curry is smooth, silky, colorful, and appetizing.
  8. Serve it with Indian flatbreads or steamed rice. Enjoy the combo!

Photo Tutorial

Step 1: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds. Allow them to crackle. Throw in cumin seeds and curry leaves. Saute for 10 seconds. Reduce heat to minimum.

Step 1: Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds. Allow them to crackle. Throw in cumin seeds and curry leaves. Saute for 10 seconds. Reduce heat to minimum.

Step 2: Add all spice powders: chili, coriander, turmeric, dry mango, and garam masala. Saute for 5 seconds.

Step 2: Add all spice powders: chili, coriander, turmeric, dry mango, and garam masala. Saute for 5 seconds.

Sauteing.

Sauteing.

Step 3: Add yellow pumpkin cubes, salt, and sugar. Mix well. Increase heat.

Step 3: Add yellow pumpkin cubes, salt, and sugar. Mix well. Increase heat.

Step 4: Add 2 cups of water. Cover the pan. Stir the contents occasionally.

Step 4: Add 2 cups of water. Cover the pan. Stir the contents occasionally.

The pumpkin after cooking for a little while.

The pumpkin after cooking for a little while.

The yellow pumpkin will change its color and become soft when it's fully cooked.

The yellow pumpkin will change its color and become soft when it's fully cooked.

Step 5: Add grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Turn off heat.

Step 5: Add grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Turn off heat.

Your favorite yellow pumpkin curry is ready!

Your favorite yellow pumpkin curry is ready!

Transfer it to a serving bowl. Serve it with Indian flatbread or steamed rice. Enjoy the combo!

Transfer it to a serving bowl. Serve it with Indian flatbread or steamed rice. Enjoy the combo!