Sunday, 18 May 2014

Peg N Pig Kitchen - White Pumpkin and Curd Curry

Weekends are good to try and follow a diet. This weekend I tried to be on protein diet, included vegetables and fruits. I cheated by eating two slices of masala bread; but stuck to the diet otherwise! This morning I had lost about 800 gms. Waiting to check my weight tomorrow morning; fingers crossed!

One of the dishes that I prepared for dinner is a curry made from White Pumpkin/Ash Gourd. It's a super simple and quick to make recipe. White Pumpkin being almost zero calories would be appropriate for dinner; curd would do wonders too. See Health Benefits of White Pumpkin.

Here is my recipe.

Ingredients
200 gms White Pumpkin chopped length-wise
1/2 cup curd (slightly sour)
1 medium or large tomato chopped
1 small onion
1 green chilli
handful of chopped coriander leaves
1-2 tsps cumin powder
salt as per taste
2-3 tsps cooking oil
1 tsp each mustard seeds, channa dal, urad dal, and cumin seeds
a pinch of hing

Method
In a pan, heat oil, and add mustard seeds, dals, and cumin seeds. Fry till the seeds splutter. Add chilli, onion, and tomatoes, and cook. You can see tomato soften; add pumpkin and mix well. Sprinkle salt and cumin powder to the curry, mixing the ingredients well. Cover a lid, and let the curry cook till pumpkin pieces become soft. If required, add little water sufficient enough to cook the pumpkin. Remove from heat. After the curry cools, add curds and mix well. Eat as is or serve with dish of your choice, such as rice, Indian breads, and so on.

White pumpkin and curd curry
Regards,
Asha

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