Monday, October 19, 2009

South Indian Style Spicy Pumpkin Chutney. Hosting WHB # 206



The hot chutney is reminiscent of the Spicy South Indian cuisine.The intense flavors from the chili peppers and the fresh spices gives the bland pumpkins a whole new makeover.Adjust the quantity of spices and make it milder or hotter.With the abundance of fresh autumn pumpkins the chutney turned out to be one of the absolute tasty eats of the season.
Recipeadapted from Anudivya's Roasted Pie-Pumpkin chutney
Ingredients
2 cups fresh Pumpkin Puree
1 small plum tomato,finely hopped (optional)
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 green chillies or any other hot pepper
1 clove garlic,minced
1/2 inch ginger root,minced
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala (blend of cumin,coriander,cloves,cinnamon,bay leaf and cardamom)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon Extra virgin olive oil or Canola oil

Method
Heat the oil in deep pan or kadai on medium heat.Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds,after a minute when seeds starts to splutter,add the chillies,minced ginger and garlic,saute for a minute or two then add the tomatoes and rest of the spices.Cover and Cook until tomatoes are soft and mushy 4-5 minutes.Now mix in the pumpkin puree ,let cook for another 5-6 minutes.Blend in processor for smoother texture,this is optional I did not blend mine.Serve with plain brown rice ,flat bread ,mix in pasta,Dosa,Idli or spread on sandwiches.The chutney can be stored in clean air tight container in refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.


I'll be hosting the Weekend Herb Blogging for the week.Share your unusual delicious foods.Talk about the one unique ingredient used and please keep the entries exclusive(cannot be sent to other food events).For more rules check here and send your entries to YasmeenHealthnut AT gmail DOT com.

28 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very interesting and surely delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Daisy Blue said...

Looks different will try them.. :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Well said, dear...chili peppers will give nice heat to that bland pumpkin. Nice innovative dish. Will be a great combo for idly or dosa.

mona said...

I finished the last of Pumpkin that I had bought just today. The chutney looks deelish! Inshallah will try it if I spot a small pumpkin in the market. Great idea.

Renu said...

nice recipe.....

Sarah Naveen said...

Interestingly yummy dear!!!

Superchef said...

OMG!! i totally totally love this. We dont add the garam masala though.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

This is very new to me,sounds good!

5 Star Foodie said...

Spicy pumpkin chutney sounds excellent! I would love to make it very soon!

Prathibha said...

Never thought of chutney with it..looks yummy..

sangeeta said...

well i make a pumpkin mash but his chutny is so hot...really...i can have with anything in the world..

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely chutney...delicious

Curry Leaf said...

Had seen and bookmarked Anudivya's recipe.Yours looks as spicy and calling my name.Happy Hosting.

Pari said...

Yummy Chutney.Completely new to me.

SE(Denufood) said...

hi yasmeen..chutney looks delicious...pumpkin season..see lots of yummy recipes..

Chow and Chatter said...

oh what a fab chutney my hubby is South Indian as well lol Rebecca

Vegetable Matter said...

This is a new one to me. It sounds fantastic!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Very nice chutney with pumpkin. Looks yumm...

sowmya.s said...

looks yumm..i love the sweet and spicy taste which green chillies impart to the pumpkin..

Ayesha said...

Yasmeen,this is a lovely spicy twist to the bland pumpkin.I'm going to try these soon.thanks!

Dershana said...

That sure looks a fab chutney! Will check out your event and try participate. All the very best

K said...

wow, another pumpkin dish i am seeing in blogosphere. Nice way to use pumpkins i have at home:)

PS:loved your bog header!

Sarah said...

Never thought of chutney with pumpkin.The heat must be good.

tigerfish said...
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tigerfish said...

We made pumpkin curry before but never tried spicy chutney of this variety ;p

BTW, my entry for WHB is here

zanjabil said...

As salamu alaikum sis, I made this recipe, it came out so good. i didn't blend mine though we ate it chunky with rice as a main dish.

Yasmeen said...

WaAlaikum salaam Zanjabil,
Gr8! glad you liked it :D

plasterer bristol said...

This sounds really delicious. Thanks for putting this up...

Simon

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