Pumpkin - 1 medium size piece
Onions - 2
Green chillies -5
Tomatoes - 2
ginger & garlic paste - 1 tsp
Gud (Bellam) - 3-4 chunks depending on how sweet you like it
salt, chilli powder as per your taste
Urad dal, mustard, cumin, turmeric, curry leaves
Peel and cut the pumpkin into medium cubes. You do not want to cut it too small else they will get mashed in the process of cooking and you might end up with mashed pumpkin curry instead.
In a pan add oil and add the seasoning ingredients and let them pop. Add the diced onions, chillies and fry till golden brown. Add the tomotoes and fry them until they are cooked and the oil should be seperated. Add the pumpkin pieces and salt and allow it to cook by closing the pan with a lid. You can stir it a couple of times to avoid burning the bottom but dont overdo it.
When cooked add chilli powder and then add the gud(bellam) and cook for another 5 min. The gud should melt. Garnish with corriander.
Things to remember:
- Do not over cook the pumpkin pieces
- Do not mix it too often