Pumpkin Pulissery/Pumpkin Curry with Yogurt

Pulissery is the gravy made from coconut and yogurt, it is a Kerala style dish. This traditional sour curd gravy can be prepared by using ash ground, plantain, pineapple and pumpkin. As it is Onam time this recipe will be perfect if you are planning for ‘Onam Sadya’. You can make it little watery or keep it thick according to your choice.

Pumpkin Pulissery/Pumpkin Curry with Yogurt

Ingredients:

  • Pumpkin – 1 cup (cut into cubes) with or with out skin according to your choice
  • Turmeric- 1/4 tbs
  • Red chilly powder- 1/2 tbs
  • Sour curd- 1 cup

For Grinding:

  • Coconut- 1 cup
  • Green chillies- 2
  • Turmeric powder- 1 pinch
  • Cumin seeds- 1/2 tbs
  • Water-1/2 cup

For Seasoning:

  • Oil- 1 tbs
  • Mustard- 1/2 tbs
  • Curry leaves- 4
  • Red chillies- 1
  • Finely chopped shallots- 3 (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Grind the ingredients mentioned under ‘for grinding’ and keep it aside
  2. Beat the yogurt with little water and keep it aside
  3. Cook the pumpkin in a little water along with salt, 1/4 tbs of turmeric, 1/2 tbs of red chilly powder until it becomes soft
  4. Now add the ground masala to this and mix well, cook for 4-5 minutes
  5. Reduce the flame and now add beaten curd, let it be there in low flame for few minutes (4-5) but make sure that it is not boiling after adding curd
  6. Now take out from the flame and season with the ingredients under seasoning
  7. Serve it along with your rice

 

Beetroot Pachadi/Beetroot with Yogurt

Beetroot pachadi is one colorful and tasty side dish usually served on the occasion of Onam and Vishu. It is healthy, delicious and very easy to prepare. I love Kerala style cuisine, especially special delicacies like avial, inji curry, pachadi, pulissery etc. I grew up eating this lovely dishes as my maternal grandparents are from this place. When you eat a Sadya (Kerala Tali) you can see all different colors and flavors. I am going to share my version of pachadi here, this can be prepared in many ways. You can also check another version here by – foodpassionandlove

Beetroot Pachadi/Beetroot with Yogurt

Ingredients:

  • Beetroot- 1 cup (grated)
  • Ginger- 1 tbs
  • Turmeric- 1/2 tbs
  • Green chilly- 2
  • Mustard seeds- 1/tbs
  • Cumin seeds- 1/4 tbs
  • Coconut oil- 2 tbs
  • Curry leaves- 4
  • Yogurt- 1 cup

Preparation:

  1. Take a deep pan and add coconut oil, mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Wait until it starts spluttering and then add grated ginger and chopped green chillies, fry it well for 3 minutes
  2. Now add grated beetroot, turmeric powder and salt and fry this until the beetroot is cooked
  3. Add beaten yogurt into this pan and mix well
  4. Serve it with piping hot rice