The biggest veg on the market is one of the easiest to cook with. Pumpkin is great for amateur cooks: you can make quick soups, purées and all sorts of dishes with it.
Rich in water, pumpkins are great for slimming recipes. They are packed with vitamins, especially Vitamins A, C and E which are essential for growth, healthy bones, skin and eyes. They also guard against cardiovascular illness and cancer. They are also rich in minerals, especially potassium which helps to regulate blood pressure, and copper too. Last but not least, they are high in fibre which is great for keeping you regular.
Yellow Pumpkin 2 Cups (Cut to cubes with the skin)
Onion 2 Big (chopped to cubes as the pumpkin)
Red Chillies powder 1 Tsp/ Per taste
Coriander powder 1 Tsp
Sambar Powder 1 Tsp
Green Chillies 2 (cut to halves)
Curry leaves 6-8
Mustard Seeds ½ Tsp
Water ¼ cup
Grated coconut ½ cup
Coriander leaves 3 Tbsp (Finely chopped)
Salt to taste
Oil 2 Tsp
In a pressure cooker, heat the oil and splutter the mustard. Now add in the onions, curry leaves and green chillies. Sauté till onion is half done. Now add in the red chillies, coriander and sambar powders and fry for 1 minute. Then add in the grated coconut, salt and water. Mix and add in the pumpkin. Close the lid and cook for 1 whistle. Garnish with coriander and serve with chapattis.