Red pumpkin is one sweet vegetable available world wide. Famous for pumpkin carving on Halloween. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin kootu, roasted pumpkin seeds are few popular recipes. I am going to share my mom’s recipe of Koddel here. Koddel is popular recipe of Mangalore.
Red pumpkin- 1 small (Serves 2)
Coconut- 1 cup, freshly grated
Coriander- 1 teaspoon
Zeera- 1 teaspoon
Red chillies- 4-5 (according to your taste)
Tamarind- a small lemon sized
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Tampering- Ghee, mustard, curry leaves
- Wash and cut the red pumpkin into cubes ( don’t peel the skin) and cook it with a cup of water and pinch of salt until it becomes soft. (Make sure that its not too soft or it will become mashed)
- Roast coriander, zeera, red chillies and coconut and along with turmeric and tamarind grind it into smooth paste adding little water to get the consistency.
- Now add this paste to boiled vegetable and add little water to make it gravy and boil it for 5-8 minutes and tamper with mustard and curry leaves. Red pumpkin curry is ready to serve with hot rice.