Pumpkin curry / poosanikai kootu

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
10 min
Pumpkin and channa dal is the perfect partner with spicy coconut gravy gives an amazing curry in taste.


Number of serving: 2
1 (Medium Piece) Pumpkin cut into smallcubes

1/2 cup channa dal / kadala paruppu/ Bengal gram

For Gravy:

1/2 cup grated coconut

A pinch of turmeric

1 tsp jeera /cumin seeds

1/2 tsp red chilli powder/ 2 to 3 Akka Red Mirchi

Salt to taste

For Seasoning:

2 tsp oil

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp urad dal(optional)

A pinch of hing / asafoetida

Curry leaves


  • Wash the Bengal gram and add to the chopped pumpkin pieces and add 3 cups water and cook on a low flame until the pumpkin is cooked soft and the Bengal gram is cooked yet firm. Add salt and turmeric.
  • Grind the above ingredients and add to the cooked pumpkin mixture. Mix well and simmer until all extra water is absorbed and the mixture takes a thick consistency.
  • Heat oil for seasoning once the mustard seeds pop add the urad dal turns brown, dunk everything into the kootu mixture and mix well. Adjust salt.
  • Serve hot with rice.


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