Easy Pumpkin Curry with Crispy Onion
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 servings
  • Orange pumpkin – 500 gms, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • Potato – 2, medium, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • Onions – 4, large, thinly sliced
  • Mustard oil / vegetable oil – 2 tbsp + ¼ cup
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  1. Thinly slice the onions. Heat about ¼ cup of oil in a wok and fry the sliced onion in batches to make crispy caramelized onions. This is the longest step in this recipe as you would have to do it in batches. If you tip in all the sliced onions at one go, they will steam and not fry. Hence, they won’t become crispy caramelized onion which is primary taste enhancer of this dish. Set the caramelized onion aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok. Tip in the cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  3. Then add the potato cubes. Sauté the potato cubes on medium for 5 minutes.
  4. Then add the pumpkin cubes and keep sautéing them on medium flame until the pumpkin and potatoes change color and turn golden brown on the edges. This would take about 10-15 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, make a spice paste by mixing the turmeric powder & Kashmiri red chili powder with 2 tablespoons of water.
  6. Add the spice mix to the potato pumpkin mixture. Season it with sugar and salt to taste.
  7. Sauté the spices on high for 2-3 minutes or until the oil starts separating from it.
  8. Next add about 1 cup of water and bring it to boil. After the water comes to a rolling boil, cover and simmer it for about 10 minutes or until the pumpkin & potato cubes are all cooked through.
  9. Boil off the excess water if any and bring the gravy to your desired consistency. Check and adjust for the seasoning. Switch off the flame.
  10. Sprinkle the crispy fried onions on top of the pumpkin curry and serve it hot with chapatis or phulkas. Enjoy!
Recipe by Everyday Indian Recipes at https://www.everydayindianrecipes.com/easy-pumpkin-curry/