A pumpkin is a squash fruit, usually orange in colour when ripe. Pumpkins grow as a gourd from a trailing vine of the genus Cucurbita Cucurbitaceae.The pumpkin varies greatly in form, being sometimes nearly globular, but more generally oblong or ovoid in shape. The rind is smooth and variable in colour. Pumpkins are a popular food, with their insides commonly eaten cooked and served in dishes such as pumpkin pie; the seeds can be roasted as a snack.

Mathanga Erissery
Onam, Pumpkin, Sambar

Mathanga Erissery

Erissery is one of the popular and traditional recipes of Kerala. It is an important dish on the Onam Sadhya menu. Mathanga Erissery / Pumpkin Erissery is made using pumpkin and coconut. The dish can be served as a side dish or with steamed rice. Ingredients: Pumpkin – 1/4 kg […]

3 Vegetables Kootu
Bottle Gourd, Kootu, Pumpkin

Mukkootu Masiyal (3 Vegetables Kootu)

This is a delicious and simple South Indian kootu made with 3 different vegetables – Yellow Pumpkin, White Pumpkin and Bottle Gourd. Typically kootu is made using only one vegetable. Serve this with hot rice and a side dish of choice. Ingredients: Yellow Pumpkin (Parangikai) – 1/2 cup White Pumpkin […]

Pumpkin Pancake
International, Pumpkin

Pumpkin Pancake

Pancakes are a great way to start your day and is one of the easiest/popular breakfast dishes to make. Light and fluffy, serve this with a topping of choice – some of the popular toppings include maple syrup, chocolate sauce, sugar, jam, cream, banana and more. Ingredients: Pumpkin Puree – […]

Parangikai Halwa (Pumpkin Halwa)
Diwali, Halwa, Pumpkin

Parangikai Halwa (Pumpkin Halwa)

Parangikai Halwa (Pumpkin Halwa) is a very simple and delicious halwa made during special occasions and festivals like Diwali. Ingredients: Parangikai (Yellow Pumpkin) – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Sugar – 2 to 3 tblsp (or as per taste) Ghee – 3 tsp Mixed Dry Fruits – 1/2 cup Cardamom Powder […]

Red Pumpkin Pieces
Chutneys and Sauces, Pumpkin

Red Pumpkin Thuvaiyal

Red Pumpkin (or Parangikai) Thuvaiyal (Thogaiyal) is a delicious and easy to make dish typically served with hot rice. Ingredients: Red Pumpkin – 125 gms, peeled, chopped Coconut – 1/4, grated Turmeric Powder – a pinch Tamarind – a small piece Urad Dal – 3 tsp Dry Red Chillies – […]

Yellow Pumpkin Kootu (Parangikai Kootu)
Kootu, Pumpkin

Yellow Pumpkin Kootu (Parangikai Kootu)

A delicious and simple South Indian kootu with yellow pumpkin. Serve with hot rice. Ingredients: Yellow Pumpkin – 2 cups, chopped Salt as per taste Turmeric Powder – a pinch Curd – 1/2 cup, thick For the masala: Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated Dry Red Chilli – 1 Green Chillies […]

Thai Coconut Curry
Brinjal, Pumpkin, Thai

Thai Coconut Curry with Chickpeas

This delicious Vegetarian Thai Coconut Curry with Chickpeas is easy to make, tasty and ideal for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: Coconut Milk – 400 ml Tomatoes – 400 gms Chickpeas – 200 gms, soaked in slightly salted water for 8 hours or overnight and drained Red Chilli Flakes – 1 […]

Pooris (Puris)
Kids, Poori, Pumpkin

Yellow Pumpkin Poori (Parangikai Puri)

Poori (or also known as Puri) is a popular South Indian (and these days all over India) dish often served as breakfast or evening tiffen dish. Typically served with a potato masala, this dish has over time come to be known as a “Poori Masala”.  Popular amongst all age groups,  […]

Yellow Pumpkin (Parangikai)
Pumpkin, Salad

Yellow Pumpkin Salad (Parangikai Salad)

Yellow Pumpkin (or better known as Parangikai) is a vegetable that is commonly used to make kootu, chutney or sambar. Ingredients: Yellow Pumpkin (Parangikai) – 125 gms Curd – 1/2 cup, thick Cumin Seeds – 1/4 tsp Coriander Leaves – little, chopped Pepper Powder – 1/4 tsp Salt as per […]