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Gummadikaya Pulusu (കുള്ളം ക്ലേശിക്കുക, பரங்கிக்காய் புலுசு, గుమ్మడికాయ పులుసు, कददू साग)


Gummadikaya Pulusu (കുള്ളം ക്ലേശിക്കുക, பரங்கிக்காய் புலுசு, గుమ్మడికాయ పులుసు, कददू साग) Gummadikaya pulusu,Means pumpkin (stew) . pumpkin is loaded with an important antioxidant, beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is one of the plant carotids converted to vitamin A in our body.

Regional Dish : Kerala; Tamilnadu; Andhra; South and some places in North India and it is subcontinental dish.

Cuisine Style : Kerala | Cooking Time 30 minutes | Take with rice | Type Curry | Shelf Life : 1 day| Quantity : 6 Servings.

Appx. Nutritional values :calculated for 1 serving ( 1cup)

Calories ( 337 Kcal), Carbohydrates (28  g), Protein (25 g), Fat (7  g).

Ingredients  :

  • Pumpkin  2cups , with the skin on cut into cubes
  • Small onion   1 diced
  • Small tomato  1 cubed
  • Green chili  2 cut in to pieces  (adjust accordingly)
  • Tamarind size of a quarter soaked to make 2 cups of tamarind water
  • Salt
  • Turmeric 1tsp
  • Jaggery 1tbsp
  • Rice flour 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves few to garnish

For Seasoning :

  • Urad dal 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds  1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds 1 tbsp
  • Hing ½ tbsp
  • Curry leaves 8-10
  • Red chilies 2-3

Method :

  1. In a pan add 2 cups tamarind water Pumpkin, onions, tomato, Green chili, salt and haldi.
  2. Allow it to boil until Pumpkins are fork tender.
  3. Now add jaggery and check for salt once again, adjust accordingly
  4. In a separate bowl add few drops of water to rice flour and make into a thin consistency.
  5. Add the above rice flour mixture to boiling pot with veggies mix well, adding rice flour which start to thicken the gravy.
  6. Now is a separate pan add oil and all the ingredients for seasoning, when mustard seeds start to splutter add the above to pulusu.
  7. Mix pulusu well and allow it to boil for another 3-4 minutes.
  8. Now garnish with coriander  leaves .
  9. Serve with hot rice, ghee and papad.


Other variants / Cuisine Style : 1.Tamil Nadu Cuisine ( Sweet Pumpkin Curry)., 2.Pumpkin with chanadal , 3. Pumpkin pulusu with other vegetables., 4.Pumpkin stew with coconut gravy

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