Friday, November 14, 2008

Duddhya Upkari ~ Pumpkin Stir-fry

Pumpkin was not one of the vegetables that I loved eating growing up. Until one day I had the upkari made with this at our Venkataramana temple feast. From then on I have been eating this vegetable regularly and love it too. We usually use Pumpkin while making Valval, Sambar etc. When I had been to market here in Shanghai, I was actually surprised to see Pumpkin :) From then on this has been a regular veggie in our kitchen. 
This stir-fry is rather easy to make and goes well with steaming hot rice and Dal. Easy to fix during weekday dinner's.

Here is what's needed:
2 cups of Pumpkin chopped into bite sized pieces
2-3 Green Chilli
4 to 5 Curry leaves
2-3 tbsp grated Coconut (Decrease if you do not like it very sweet)
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp Urad Dal 
a generous pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to taste
1-2 tsp Oil

Procedure:
1) Heat Oil. Add Mustard seeds when they splutter add in the Urad dal and fry until pink.Add Curry leaves and the Green chilli and fry for a min.
2)Add in the Pumpkin pieces, enough water for it to cook along with Salt and Jaggery to taste. Cook covered until 3/4 done.
3) Add Asafoetida and grated Coconut and mix well. Cook until done.

20 comments:

Red Chillies said...

Duddhya upkari is one of my favorite too. I love to have it with Daali thoy and yogurt rice. looks yumm!

konchady said...

Pieces of Sugarcane goes well with Dudiya upkari.
-Sabitha

Bhawana said...

This recipe looks yuuummmy Ujwal, and you have such a beautiful blog.

Yasmeen said...

Tasty pumpkin curry!
A surprise for you in my blog:)

sowmya said...

i love pumpkin curry and this recipe is interesting..good one..

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks colourful & delicious///..

Purva Desai said...

This is a new dish for me......it looks inviting and appetizing...

maimoona said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!
U have a nice blog too.pumpkin curry looks delicious

Sagari said...

curry looks very delecious ujwal

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

That would go well with Rice as well as rotis, they are tempting...

DEESHA said...

looks yummm .. sounds like a great dish

Curry Leaf said...

I too love dudhya upkari.Very good with rice and is easy to prepare.

Vij said...

Hiya
This is my first time here. U have a lovely collection of recipes.. gr8!!

Do have a look at my blog!

colourful n yummy post. Lovely clicks too!

Kitchen Flavours said...

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Soma said...

This is a new preparation for me. Never have pumpkin with coconut. sounds really delicous.

veggie belly said...

'tis the season to make pumpkin! my grandmother cooks pumpkin as a curry for rice. your recipe is very unique to me and it looks great!

ranji said...

dudhiya upkari is one of my favs to eat with pej/kanji..I like the mild sweetness of it...
Thank u so much for trying out roasted cumin potatoes and letting me know...I am glad u liked it...Adding lemon juice sounds great..i am sure it enhances flavor alot more..thank u for the suggestion :)...

SriLekha said...

mmm yum and mouth watering
join in the sweet event going in my blog

Uj said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments :)

lankythoughts said...

WoW! You really know how to present. Never imagined a pic of Dudde upkari to be as beautiful as its taste.

Waiting to see how your ValVal (AKA Yogi Rathna) will look like.