Mathenga Pulinkari ( Red Pumpkin in Tamarind Sauce) | How to make Mathenga Pulinkari ( Red Pumpkin in Tamarind Sauce)

By Sheena Omana Narayanan  |  20th Mar 2018  |  
5 from 2 reviews Rate It!
  • Mathenga Pulinkari ( Red Pumpkin in Tamarind Sauce), How to make Mathenga Pulinkari ( Red Pumpkin in Tamarind Sauce)
Mathenga Pulinkari ( Red Pumpkin in Tamarind Sauce)by Sheena Omana Narayanan
  • Prep Time

    10

    mins
  • Cook Time

    15

    mins
  • Serves

    2

    People

1

2

About Mathenga Pulinkari ( Red Pumpkin in Tamarind Sauce) Recipe

Who said Keralites cannot cook any dish without coconut. Mathenga pulinkari( red pumpkin in tamarind sauce) kerala style.....have you all tried pumpkin in tamarind sauce if not then try this recipe which has blend of tamarind and jaggery. This is one of the tastiest way of including this healthy vegetable in our diet.....i personally hate pumpkin but this one recipe made me eat pumpkin again and again my family too love this dish. Lets see the ingredients and method of Mathenga Pulinkari

Mathenga Pulinkari ( Red Pumpkin in Tamarind Sauce)

Ingredients to make Mathenga Pulinkari ( Red Pumpkin in Tamarind Sauce)

  • Red pumpkin (Kaddu in hindi)- 1 small size bowl, cut in bite size cubes
  • coriander Powder:- 1 tbsp
  • red chilly powder & Kashmiri Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp= 1 tbsp
  • salt as per your taste
  • Oil as required, I have used coconut oil
  • fenugreek seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • tamarind Juice- 1 cup
  • Grated jaggery- 1 tbsp
  • turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
  • asafoetida-1 tsp
  • onion- 1 cut length wise
  • green chilly- 1 cut long
  • fenugreek Powder-1/2 tsp
  • mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Dry red chilly- 2-3 nos
  • water - 2 cup
  • curry leaves few sprigs
  • coriander leaves- optional, i have not used as in kerala dish we do not use coriander leaves but this gives additional flavor which has its own special taste.

How to make Mathenga Pulinkari ( Red Pumpkin in Tamarind Sauce)

  1. Heat deep pan or kadai add oil,Fenugreek seeds, fry for 2 mins until it turns brown in color, onion, green chilly, pumpkin pieces and salt stir well.
  2. Add little turmeric powder and little water. Cover with lid and cook until pumpkin pieces turn soft
  3. Add chilly powder, coriander powder and stir well until all masala coats well with pumpkin
  4. Add tamarind juice, jaggery and mix well. Add little more water if required. Cover with lid and allow it to boil for 2-3 mins
  5. Check the salt at this stage if required, add according to your taste. Add fenugreek powder and cover with lid
  6. Remove from stove and set aside, next prepare tempering for this gravy
  7. Heat oil in tadka pan add mustard seeds, curry leaves, dry red chilly in last add hint of hing and remove immediately from fire and pour it in pumpkin curry and cover with lid.
  8. Serve hot with rice.

Reviews for Mathenga Pulinkari ( Red Pumpkin in Tamarind Sauce) (2)

Anita Gupta6 months ago

looks delicioius
Reply
Sheena Omana Narayanan
6 months ago
Thank u

Latha Nair6 months ago

My mom s fav dish. I really miss her, whenever I make it.
Reply
Sheena Omana Narayanan
6 months ago
Hmm, i always hated red pumpkin but this one recipe of pumpkin i enjoy to the core.

Cooked it ? Share your Photo