Friday, May 1, 2009

Traditional White Pumpkin Huli

White Pumpkin is a very good vegetalbe and it has many good qualities like,  good for cooling the body. Reduces the gastric problem. I have used White pumpkin for the curry. Curry is called as Huli in Kannada language. This perticular dish is from my home town. My autny used to prepare very tasty curry.  
Ingredients :
Toor Daal : 1/4 cup
White Pumpkin : 1/4 kg
Coriander seeds : 1 Tea spoon
Fenugric seeds ( Mentya or Methi seeds) : 1/4 Tea spoon
Jeera or cummin seeds : 1/4 Tea spoon
Tamrind Pulp: 2 Table spoon
Red chillies : 4 to 6
Asafatodia : a pinch
Coconut : 2 Table spoons
Salt : to taste
Curry leaves : 5 to 6
Urd Daal : 1/4 Tea spoon
Ghee: 1 Tea spoon
Water : Required amount of water.

Method :
1. Wash and cut pumpkin . Boil for 5 to 6 minutes. Pressure cook daal and keep it aside.
2. Now dry roast methi ( mentya ) and urd daal until brown add coriander seeds and red chillies roast for 1 minute , add jeera mix well all the spices and remove from the pan.
3. Grind roasted spices with coconut and little water till it turns into paste.
4. Keep a pan on the fire. Add boiled pumpkin, boiled daal , tamrind pulp , turmeric powder and salt. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes. 
5. Now add ground coconut spice mixture with boiling dall. . Mix well slowly and let it boil for another 3 to 4 minutes. 6. Take a spoon full of water and mix asafetida and add it to the curry. Add curry leaves at the end. Add a spoon ful of ghee before serving.

Note : You can add other vegetables like beans , carrots with pumpkin while boiling . If you are seasoning the curry do not add ghee.
Method for seasoning: 1/4 spoon of mustard and urd daal . 1 spoon of any cooking oil. Curry leaves 4 to 6 .
Heat oil in a pan . Add mustard and urd daal. Let it sprut. Add curry leaves . Add this to the curry to give more taste.
Serves : 2 to 3


  1. Namaste, Cheerful Lady!
    I'm back in Mysore and I'll try your white pumpkin sambhar and the holi to see if this is what I'm after! Regardless, the journey continues, with a happy full belly on the way.

  2. Hee Andrea.. Welcome to Karnataka ...I am sure you enjoy your stay in Mysore.....
    and the veggy food... and cool weather ...Yoga practice...going around ...
    Happy stay....

    from nalini somayaji