Monday, July 2, 2012

Pumpkin Dal / Yellow Pumpkin Dal Curry

Hi friends, Hope you all had enjoyed your weekend and wish you all a great week ahead. Today's recipe is very simple and comfort Dal With Yellow Pumpkin. This dal and Pumpkin Poriyal are the only two recipes which i know to cook with Yellow pumpkin. Really this dal goes well with both rice and rotis. Less spicy and tasty dal.

  1. Tuvar Dal/Toor Dal    less than 1/4 cup
  2. Yellow Pumpkin     1 cup(chopped in to bite size pieces)
  3. Onion     1 medium(chopped)
  4. Tomato    2 medium(chopped)
  5. Green chili     3no.s
  6. Garlic       3-4 fat cloves
  7. Turmeric powder     1/4 tsp
  8. Salt      to taste
  9. Hing       a generous pinch
To Temper
  1. Oil/ghee     1 tbsp
  2. Dry Red chili    3 no.s(broken)
  3. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds     1/2 tsp
  5. Fennel seeds    1/4 tsp
  6. Pepper corns    3-4 no.s
  7. Curry leaves    1 sprig
  8. Onion   1/4 cup(sliced)
  9. Sambar Powder     1/2 -1 tsp
  10. Cilantro    3-4 sprig(finely chopped)
  • Wash and chop pumpkin into bite size pieces with or without skin( i used with skin only) and also chop onion, tomatoes and keep ready.
  • In a pressure cooker, add dal,pumpkin,onion,tomato,garlic,green chili,turmeric powder and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles and wait till the pressure cools down.
  • After that open the pressure cooker, add enough salt,hing and using spoon( i used Matthu) mash all the veg n dal well.
  • Now heat oil/ghee in a tempering pan, add mustard seeds,cumin,fennel,peper corns and wait till it splutter then add red chili,onion,curry leaves,sambar powder and saute for 1-2 minutes n lastly add cilantro and add it to the mashed pumpkin dal.
  • That't Pumpkin Dal Curry ready. Serve Hot with Rotis/Rice!


  1. I love this kootu with rice a lot. I rarely make this as we eat mostly rotis. I do not like it with rotis. loved your recipe and click

  2. wow.. lovely color.. wish i could have it now with roti..

  3. lovely color.....great combo for white rice too :)

  4. yummy n delicious curry, lovely clicks too....

  5. have never tasted anything with pumpkin... this surely looks delicious... and stunning presentation....

  6. Wow, healthy, tasty & delicious, lovely clicks too

  7. Good One !

  8. Looks so comforting and delicious.

  9. Very nice and simple recipe, beautiful presentation

  10. Best one with Roti as said...

  11. Delicious daal ..loved the presentation..

  12. Healthy and delicious dal variety...

  13. Amazing clicks Sangeetha:) Lovely recipe...would love to have with hot rice...

  14. it will taste really nice with rice.

  15. yummyy,vishakunnu idhu kanumbol

  16. Lovely clicks & yummy dal sangeeta

  17. Nice n delicious curry, looks so interesting!!

  18. oh wow!!! my favorite yummy dal!!! ippove venum enaku!!!

    if u have time plz visit my blog

  19. Wat a super comforting dal, with those rotis this dal would have tasted fabulous na.

  20. Looks colourful and delicious...


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