Friday, September 7, 2012

Pumpkin channa curry

Would it surprise any of you if i told you i have never bought a piece of pumpkin ever since i started cooking?I do use ash gourd for some south indian curries and side dishes but the yellow pumpkin - I always thought was too sweet to be used.
This month's Magic Mingle gave me the chance to buy the pumpkin and I must say I am pretty pleased with it.

 I saw quite a few breads,soups and some indian recipes too.This is something i just tried making by combining a few ideas I had in my mind.

You need
Boiled chickpeas/channa 1 cup
Cubed and peeled pumpkin 1 cup
Onion 1 large + half a small one
Ginger 1 inch piece
Green chillies 1
Tomato 1 large
Curd 2 tablespoons
Tomato sauce 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Chole masala 1 tsp (ready made any brand)
Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Heat oil in a pan, add onions, green chillies,ginger and pumpkin cubes and fry well until the onions are caramelized and the pumpkin is softened.Allow to cool in a bowl.
  • Chop tomatoes and saute them in the same pan.Allow this to cool too.
  • Puree both the fried onion-pumpkin and tomato mix separately and leave it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let it pop, now add finely chopped small half of an onion and let it fry well.
  • Next add the onion pumpkin puree and let it fry well again.
  • Add the tomato puree and cook well until the raw smell goes away.
  • Add chole masala and curd and let this fry well until the oil separates from the sides.Add the tomato sauce now.
  • Add cooked chana and let the gravy bubble away.Cover and cook until the chick peas cook well in the gravy.
  • Add salt and cover and cook.
  • Serve hot with chapatis.


  1. no, i am not surprised...because even I find this sweet and bought pumpkin for the first time for MM...the chole look lovely..

    1. Really i thought i must be the only one who's never got pumpkin!

  2. An excellent side dish for rotis, beautiful done Princy.

  3. what a fantastic recipe Princy!!!!!

    Hey, whenever I click on your blog, I get a pop up to enter some username & password. I have to keep cancelling it everytime. Do others who visit your blog have this problem?

    1. Yes Kavi many are having it and im unable to figure out the problem.

  4. Delicious recipe


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