Pumpkin Curry / Kumbalkai Palya

Pumpkin Curry
While Sweet Pumpkin is mainly used to make Sambar and Chutney (Check out these recipes in my recipe links), I am providing a recipe for the Pumpkin / Sihi Kumbalkai Palya where pumpkin is still a little firm and bite size. This delightful Palya goes well with Chapati or as accompaniment for Rice and Rasam.
Prep Time
10 Minutes
Cooking Time
20-25 Minutes
4 People
Yellow Pumpkin pieces
Chopped Onion
Tamarind Paste
Red Chilli Powder
Curry leaves
1 Cup
½ Cup
To Taste
To Taste
1 Tsp.
A Few
1 Tsp.
As Reqd.
A Pinch
1.     Cut pumpkin into bit size pieces. Cut onion to small pieces.
2.     Heat oil in a pan and make the seasoning. Add onion and curry leaves and sauté for 3-4 minutes on low to medium heat.
3.     Add cut pumpkin and mix. Add tamarind paste with ½ cup of water to the pumpkin. Add jaggery and salt too.
4.     Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for 7-8 minutes.
5.     Check on the pumpkin and mix well. Add red chilli powder and cover it again and cook till the pumpkin is done.
6.     Cook the pumpkin tender but still firm.
7.     Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.


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