Pumpkin Subji

Yellow Pumpkin Subji/Side dish

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.

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  1. Hi Shilpa,This is my first email to you. I went thro yr site of recipes and have noted some that i will prepare them one day.I tried this receipe of fried rice and it came out satisfactory. However, i didn’t use vinegar. instead while mixing the rice with veggies i used one maggie cube.I am not a good cook and moreover i hate cooking. But i admire people who cook well. With the help of your receipes i hope to be a good cook. Pls wish me luck and thanks for recipes once again.

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