Warming Tasty & Easy Pumpkin Peas Stir Fry

Simple Easy Quick Mildly Sweet n Spicy Pumpkin Peas Stir Fry. A clean eating recipe for those days when you want to eat something clean healthy & you can prepare quicky.

This dish has unique addictive flavours, onions are sautéed to bring out its sweetness & to make it spicy & warming ginger, green chillies & coriander seeds/dhania powder are added & sautéed too. Then Pumpkin is added along with Peas which are sautéed & cooked until soft. For finishing touch grated fresh coconut is added, makes the dish so warming, mildly sweet from the Pumpkin & Peas.

Please do give it a try, you will love it & this recipe will definitely go into you regular cooking recipes.

This dish goes great with Dal/Rasam/Curd Rice, Phulkas etc.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ Cups – Pumpkin (diced or cubed)
  • ½ Cup – Green peas (frozen)
  • 1 Small – Onion
  • 2 Tsp – Oil
  • ½ or 1 Tsp – Ghee/Butter
  • ¼ Tsp – Mustard seeds
  • 7 – 8 – Curry Leaves
  • ¼ Tsp – Cumin Seeds/Jeera
  • 1 Tsp – Freshly grated Ginger
  • 1 Tsp – Green Chillies (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 Tsp – Salt
  • 1 Tsp – Coriander/Dhania Powder
  • ¼ Cup & 2-3 Tbsp – Water
  • 1 Tbsp – Grated Coconut

Method:

  • Heat a heavy bottom pan/wok & add oil, ghee (please keep heat on low).
  • Add mustard seeds, jeera/cumin then add curry leaves & ginger & sauté.
  • Add salt so it does not burn & mix well.
  • Now add the chopped onion & sauté well.
  • We cover with lid & let the onion cook well.
  • After few minutes we open lid & the onion is soft & translucent.
  • We add coriander/dhania powder & sauté.
  • Now add diced/cubed pumpkin & sauté (please keep heat on medium low).
  • Add water, mix well & we cover with lid & let it cook.
  • Half way through we open lid & add peas & few tbsp water if required.
  • Sauté & cover with lid & let it cook for atleast 5-7 minutes.
  • After 7 minutes we open lid & check.
  • Pumpkin is cooked we stir & let all the excess liquid evaporate.
  • Once all the excess liquid has evaporated we turn off heat.
  • Now we add grated coconut & mix well
  • It is ready to serve.

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