Parangikai Ellu Kari - Pumpkin Curry with sesame seeds
Recipe type: side dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu
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Serves: 4 servings
Parangikai (Arasanikai) Ellu Kari – Yellow pumpkin curry made with ground sesame seeds and coconut. Recipe with step by step pictures.
For the masala paste
  • ¼ cup fresh shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
For tempering
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (Indian gingely oil)
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 500 grams yellow pumpkin
  1. Take a small mixie jar and add in the fresh coconut, sesame seeds, dry red chillies and cumin seeds. Add half a cup of water and grind to a coarse paste. Set aside.
  2. Heat sesame oil (Indian gingely oil) in a pan and add in the cumin seeds and dry red chillies. Let the mustard seeds crackle. Add in the curry leaves and the diced pumpkin.
  3. Add in half a cup of water, salt and turmeric powder.
  4. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on a medium flame for about 6-7 minutes.
  5. Add in the ground paste and simmer for a couple of minutes more.
  6. Parangikai ellu kari is ready. Serve hot with rice.
Recipe by Kannamma Cooks at