1 kg. orange pumpkin
500 gms. sugar
150 gms. salt
1 small garlic bulb (segments)
1 tsp. garam masala powder
2 tsp. red chilli powder
400 ml white vinegar
5-6 drops red colour (optional)
3 tbsp oil
Peel and chop pumpkin fine.
Take care to discard seeds and stringy pith.
Grind garlic to a fine paste.
Heat oil in a large pan, add garlic.
Saute till light brown, stirring continuously.
Add chillies, garam masala, stir for a minute.
Add pumpkin and salt. Mix and cover.
Simmer stirring occasionally, till pumpkin is soft.
Add sugar and cook till a very soft lump is formed.
Cool to room temperature.
Add vinegar and blend in mixie.
Strain and add colour.
Mix and preserve.