Friday, November 15, 2013

Delhi style Pumpkin stir fry

My recent holiday to India has sure made me lazy. I was spoilt by my family and got away without doing any chores. Its been weeks and am still reminiscing about the wonderful time I had.

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But its time we got back to business. With my little girl starting to walk, she is busy exploring the world…the kitchen cabinet and drawers being her favourite!! And the little boy starting kindergarten, they do keep me on my toes and our meals are getting simpler. Elaborate cooking is limited to weekends and special occasions.
This stir fry or sabzi is easy but full of flavour. The pepper and nigella seeds  especially render a very unique flavour. Ive used butternut squash here. But any variety of pumpkin should work.

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Delhi style Pumpkin stir fry

Adapted from Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian

Yeild - 3-4 servings

Things you need -

1 small butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cubed
1 tsp whole pepper corns
1 tsp nigella seeds(kalonji)
1 tbsp oil
1-2 dried red chilli(or use a tsp of paprika powder)
1 tsp cumin seeds
half tsp fenugreek seeds
half tsp fennel seeds, optional
salt, as per taste
1-2 tsp sugar
1 tsp amchoor powder(dried mango powder) or juice of half a lemon

How its done -

1. Heat oil is a non stick pan on medium-high heat.
2. Put the cumin seeds, nigella seeds, fennel seeds, fenugreek, peppercorns and red chillies.  Stir for a few seconds and add the pumpkin. Stir for a minute.
3. Reduce the heat to low and cook covered for about 20-30 minutes stirring frequently until the pumpkin is tender.
4. Add salt, sugar, amchoor powder and stir gently.
5. Sever hot with flatbread or as a side dish to any rice.

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  1. So so glad you were pampered. It is the toughest thing to get back to routine after a trip to our parents.
    This stir fry looks so good though, simple and perfect with rotis.
    Hope you are doing well sweety, hugs to the kids.

  2. This curry looks absolutely delicious! I love all the spices in it :)

  3. I love the moody styling. Divine! So glad you had a great vacation and quality time with the family. It's the best!

  4. Beautiful pictures , love your photography! Sir fry looks delicious with tempting colour and flavors.

  5. Love the curry and the stunning photographs. Hope all is well.

  6. Such a beautiful shot of pumpkin stir fry! I always want to try taking pictures with dark mood, but it looks so hard to control the lighting. You did such an amazing job!


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