02 May, 2011

Poosanikai Poriyal/Yellow Pumpkin Poriyal


  1. Poosanikai/Yellow pumpkin-2 cup (diced in to small bite pieces)
  2. Onion-1/2 medium(Chopped)
  3. Red Chilly-2 nos
  4. Channa dal-1 teapoon
  5. Urad dal-1/2 teapoon
  6. Mustard seeds-1 teaspoon
  7. Curry leaves-few
  8. Salt/Turmeric powder
  9. Coconut-2 table spoon(Optional)


  1. Heat oil in Kadai,splutter mustard,curry leaves.
  2. Roast channa dal,urad dal & curry leaves.
  3. Add onion and fry till color change.
  4. Now add diced pumpkin,give a mix.
  5. Add turmeric powder & salt mix it and close the lid for 2 mins.
  6. Give a gentle mix one in a while till pumpkin get soft.Close lid and cook it all gets soft.Cook in the medium flame.
  7. Press one small piece of pumpkin with spoon,if the pumpkin goes mushy that means it's done.Add some shredded coconut and switch off the stove.
  8. Ready to serve with White Rice..
Note: Can replace red chilly powder (R) green chilly to red chillies.



  1. Looks delicious...Never made poriyal with pumpkin...

  2. Looks yummy..instead of salt,we add sugar na it will gives extra taste.always i prepare sweet pumpkin only.:-)

  3. healthy yummy stir.. love the vibrant colour the pumpkin has to offer the dish..:)

  4. Thank u all my friends..@Vani..yeah vani can add sugar too.. :) but this time i didn't add..forgot it :) :)

  5. never tried pumpkin before.. nice color.. i bought pumpkin this week to try out something..


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