Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pumpkin Pachadi

          I was putting together lunch on a weekend, I had only a few veggies in hand and I didn't want to get new ones before getting done with them, I had  made a sambar and a fry and I had some chopped pumpkin in my freezer which I wanted to finish up. Usually I make a sambar or a curry with it, which I didn't want to do that day, so I made this pachadi for the first time. It turned out to be very good, served it as a side dish, but even tasted great when mixed with some rice..

Need To Have
  • Pumpkin - 1 cup chopped
  • Tomato - 1 big chopped
  • Peanuts - 2 tablespoon
  • Red Onion - 1 medium, chopped
  • Green Chillies - 3 chopped
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad Dal - 2 teaspoons
  • Fenugreek Seeds - 1/8 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves - a sprig
  • Lemon Juice - 1 -2 teaspoons


          Roast and coarsely pound the peanuts. Cook the pumpkin and the tomatoes with some salt till they become soft.

          Heat oil, add the urad dal, mustard and fenugreek seeds, once the spluttering stops, add the asafoetida, curry leaves, green chillis and onion, saute well till the onions turn transparent.

          Roast and coarsely pound the peanuts. Add the peanuts and the sauteed onion mixture to the cooked pumpkin, add the lemon juice, mix and serve.

Sending it to Priya's Now Serving for the The Big Chutney Chow Down event,
                to Recipe Junction for the Spotlight - Winter Vegetables event and also
                to Spicy Treats for the Show Me Your Hits - Healthy Delights event.

The tomatoes I get here are not very sour, if you are using the sour tomatoes that we get in India, use less.

Chutney event
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  1. very interesting and yummy one...nice idea Hema!
    Thanks for linking to the event..
    Spicy Treats
    OnGoing Event:Show Me Your HITS~Healthy Delights

  2. sounds new to me...
    looks healthy and delicious :)

  3. Oh wow..love this..so new to me and that gorgeous colour is really inviting.

  4. nice click , pachadi looks very colourful

  5. so colorful pachadi...lovely idea...
    Making the same thing is usually quite boring....ur thought of changing it came out with a colorful pachadi that u could share with us too....

  6. A different way of pachadi, i regularly use carrots for this. Looks colorful too.

  7. very yummy n tasty pachadi..vl try this 4 sure......

  8. Really YUMMY Recipe..I am loving it


  9. Hema, this sounds so easy. Bookmarked.

  10. easy and flavourful pachadi !!!

  11. I love pumpkin pachadi.....looks yummy. Happy to follow you too.

  12. never heard of this.. looks yum hema :)

  13. Lovely lovely lovely!!! thanks for the entry - will surely try this out soon!

  14. Very lovely idea of making pumpkin pachadi!!
    Erivum Puliyum