Red Pumpkin/Gummadikaya pulusu

Red Pumpkin/Gummadikaya Pieces - 10
Tamarind Pulp - 3 tbsp
Grated Jaggery - 1 tbsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
A pinch of turmeric
One small onion, cut into small size pieces
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp

For Seasoning:
1 tbsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds
4 Red chillies, cut into 1 inch pieces
5 curry leaves
1/2 tbsp Asafoetida/Hing
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp Urad dal

In a pan, add 2 tbsp oil and when it is hot, add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, red chillies and fry till mustard seeds start spluttering
Add curry leaves,Hing and fry for 1 more min
Now add onion pieces, turmeric, salt and fry till onions are translucent
Add pumpkin pieces and 1 cup of water and bring it to boil. Pumpkin pieces become soft within 5 min.
Add red chilli powder, jaggery, tamarind pulp and stir well and cook for 5-7 minutes on medium flame
Garnish with coriander and switch off the heat

Goes well with white rice! It tastes very good if you eat it along with muddapappu (plain Toor Dal)

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