dal pumpkin recipe without onion garlic | gummadikaya pappu


dal pumpkin | gummadikaya pappu

Try making the dal pumpkin by parveen for your family today. The step-by-step guidance provided by parveen will help you master the dal pumpkin. The delicious flavours hidden in the dal pumpkin will make it a hit amongst both children and adults. The humble and simple dal pumpkin is the perfect dish to make for those days when you are feeling lazy and can’t understand what to make. But don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the dal pumpkin because this dish hides some of the most amazing and tantalizing flavours you will ever come across. Get your family involved in the cooking process of the dal pumpkin and enjoy a lovely day cooking and spending time with your family-a perfect Sunday afternoon activity to do for the entire family (if I may say so). Food cooked with love has a different taste altogether and when the entire family is involved in the cooking, the whole process of making dal pumpkin will be so much more enjoyable.
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Ingredients (240 ml cup used)

  • 1 cup of pumpkin chopped
  • ½ cup of dal
  • 2 green chilies
  • Few pepper corn
  • 1 tsp amchur powder (adjust as per your taste)
  • Salt to taste


  • pinch of hing
  • Ghee or oil as needed
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • Pinch of mustard seeds
  • Pinch of cumin
  • 1 broken red chili
  • ¼ tsp turmeric

How to make the recipe

  1. Pressure cook dal, pumpkin, green chilies, pepper corn, salt with 1 ½ glasses of water for 2 to 3 whistles.
  2. Heat a pan with ghee for tempering, add cumin, mustard, red chili, once they begin to splutter, add curry leaves and hing. Mash the dal to smooth & pour the dal and water if needed to adjust the consistency.
  3. Add amchur powder, let the dal begin to bubble up. Off the heat.
  4. Serve dal pumpkin with rice or chapathi. You can refrigerate and use up within 48 hours.

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