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Poosanikai More Kuzhambu

posted 8 Sept 2013, 01:15 by R A   [ updated 8 Sept 2013, 01:17 ]
This is one of the ingredients that is made in almost all the festivals of Tamilnadu.

White Pumpkin - 1/2 kg
Coriander seeds - 3 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 cup
Thuvar dal - 4 tbsp
Bengal gram dal - 4 tbsp
Green chillies - 2 nos
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Asafodeita - 1 pinch
Salt to taste
Oil - 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - 1/4 cup
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Curd - 3 cups (unsour)
Bengal gram - 1 tbsp for tempering

     Cut the pumpkin into 1 inch piece. Soak coriander seeds, thuvar dal, bengal gram dal and cumin seeds for about 30 minutes. Grind it to a fine paste along with coconut, green chillies, curry leaves and coriander leaves.

       In a hard bottom vessel, add oil and mustard seeds. When it splutters add bengal gram, turmeric powder and asafodeita. Add water cut pumpkin pieces, turmeric and salt and cook till it becomes soft.

       Mix the ground paste to the curd and slowly add it to the pan and mix well. Bring it to a boil and remove from flame.