Arasanikai Poriyal, Yellow Pumpkin Poriyal
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu
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Serves: 5-6 servings
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.
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (Indian gingely oil)
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 500 grams yellow pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon sambar powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon jaggery
  • ¼ 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
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