Saturday, 24 January 2015

Mathanga Parippu Kootaan (Yellow Pumpkin/Manja Poosinikka in Tur Dal in Coconut paste gravy)

One of the easy curries for rice is the Mathanga Parippu kootaan. The health benefits and the taste of this curry - both are awesome.

We have already covered the health benefits of the Mathanga or Yellow Pumpkin in this earlier post on Erissery
Yellow Pumpkin (Mathanga)

Lets directly get into the cooking method...

Tur Dal 

Yellow Pumpkin-1/4 Kg
Tur Dal- 100 gms
Coconut - 1/2, Grated
Turmeric powder-1 teaspoon
Chilly powder-1 teaspoon
Green chilly - 3-4 nos
Curry leaves - 6-8 nos
Dry Red chilly - 3-4 nos
Mustard- 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste


Put  the dal  in the cooker, add 2 glasses of water (approx. 300-350 ml) and cook well. keep it aside.
Chopped Yellow pumpkin
Chop the yellow pumpkin into small cubes of approx. 2 cms  each aside and put these in a vessel. Add two glasses of water. Add  chilly powder, Turmeric powder and salt to taste.
Cook it in a low flame. Once the pumpkin is cooked,  add the cooked dal  into it and mix it well. Keep it aside.

Coconut green chilly paste
Next, put 2-3 green chillies into the grated coconut, add ¼ glass of water into it and grind it to make it a paste.

Add the coconut paste into the cooked pumpkin-dal kept separately and mix it thoroughly.


Take a small frying pan and pour two tablespoons of oil into it. Once the oil is hot, put one table spoon of Mustard. Once all the mustard  splutters, add the broken dry red chilies into it and mix it with the mustard for it to get fried. After that add the curry  leaves.

Pour the contents into the curry…. Mathanga Parippu Kootaan is done!!
It serves 4 members in a family…

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