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White pumpkin with pulses(S. Indian style white pumpkin in hot and sour gravy)

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“I love having white pumpkin ONLY THIS WAY:)”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
3
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak the pulses together in warm water for an hour.
  2. Soak tamrind in 1 cup warm water for 1/2 an hour separately.
  3. Microwave pumpkin and 1 tbsp water on HIGH for 5 minutes covered.
  4. Allow standing time of 2 minutes.
  5. In another bowl, microwave tomato on HIGH for 2 minutes covered.
  6. Allow standing time of 2 minutes.
  7. Mash well, discard tomato skin and keep aside.
  8. Microwave pulses and 1 cup hot water on HIGH for 5 minutes uncovered.
  9. Add 1/4 cup hot water to the pulses.
  10. Microwave again on HIGH for 5 minutes covered.
  11. Allow standing time of 2 minutes.
  12. Add 1/2 cup hot water to pulses.
  13. Microwave again on HIGH for 3 minutes covered, and allow standing time of 2 minutes.
  14. Mash pulses and keep aside.
  15. For spicy coconut powder, microwave together oil, black gram, pepper and red chilli on HIGH for 2 minutes uncovered.
  16. Powder these alongwith coconut and keep aside.
  17. Prepare seasoning on gas stove.
  18. Pour into a microwavable bowl.
  19. Add tomato, tamarind extract and sambhar powder.
  20. Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes uncovered.
  21. Add pumpkin, pulses, spicy coconut powder, salt, sugar and 3/4 cup water.
  22. Mix and microwave on medium high (80 percent) for 5 minutes uncovered.
  23. Serve hot garnished with corriander leaves and chopped tomatoes.
  24. It goes great with steamed plain rice, Chitranna rice, and fried yummies.

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