I have been getting worried I am going to miss my postings for the few groups I have joined, I already missed one last month, I was not too happy about it, still I am planning to make it. But did not want to miss any more. So, here I am with this post, I have no time to write as I always do, when Kalyani announced Magic Mingle # 9, The Magical Ingredients were Pumpkin and Red Chillies, I had a few ideas on what to do.., I started with this one, I had made Sponge Dosa mum made Aloo Palya ( Aloo dry curry) and we planned to make chutney to go with it, that was when I decided I was going to make pumpkin chutney.
It turned really delicious, the best part my younger girl who doesn't like chutney at all said it was really tasty!!
Here is how I made it.
PUMPKIN AND FRESH RED CHILLI CHUTNEY
1 ( 125 gms) Cup chopped pumpkin / Squash
1 small onion
2 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2 Red chillies
Fist full of Channa dal
1/4 cup grated fresh coconut
10 to 12 twigs of Coriander Leaves
2 tsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
2 Dried Red Chillies
4 to 5 Curry Leaves
In a Pan add 2 tsp of Oil in a medium flame, when hot add mustard seeds, when they splutter add channa dal and fry until it changes colour, then add Fresh Red Chillies and chopped Onion fry until they are transparent, then add chopped Pumpkin / Squash and fry, bring the flame to a low flame, close a lid and cook pumpkin until nice and soft, do not add any water.
Stir it now and then so they don't get stuck to the pan.
switch of the stove, remove it on to a plate from the pan, allow it to cool then, grind it into a smooth paste adding required amount of salt and a pinch of Asafoetida.
Take a little tadka pan or any little pan, heat oil add mustard seeds once they splutter add dried Red Chillies and curry leaves saute a 30 seconds :)), switch of the stove and add it to the chutney.
Serve it with any Tiffin varities or mix it even with Rice and Enjoy...
I served it with super soft Sponge Dosa ( will post it soon!!) with Amma's Aloo curry and Pumpkin chutney Looks so gorgeous right ?, I was talking about the whole plate, chutney has a lovely colour and tasted so delicious, Amma's Aloo curry was superb and the Dosa was so perfect with it.