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Arasanikai Poriyal, Yellow Pumpkin Poriyal

Recipe for Arasanikai Poriyal. An everyday south Indian Yellow Pumpkin Stir-Fry recipe made with sauteed pumpkins and coconut. Recipe with step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 5-6 servings 1x


  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (Indian gingely oil)
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 500 grams yellow pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon sambar powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon jaggery
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut


  1. Heat oil in a pan and add in the mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let the mustard seeds crackle. Add in the curry leaves. Add in the chopped onions and saute for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add in the chopped pumpkin.
  3. Add in half a cup of water. Add in a teaspoon of sambar powder, jaggery and salt.
  4. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on a medium flame for about 6-7 minutes.
  5. Once the pumpkin is cooked and tender, add in the fresh shredded coconut and remove from heat.
  6. Serve hot with rice
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu