White Pumpkin & Swiss Chard Curry

White pumpkin (Gummadikaya in Telugu) is a very versatile veggie and can be used to make dals, curries and stews. This time around I had a bunch of Swiss Chard that needed to be used up, so I added it to the curry to boost the nutrition. To make the curry creamy and not make it too dry, I added coconut cream, the top layer in unshaken canned coconut milk. All in all the curry turned out to be quite tasty.

White Pumpkin & Swiss Chard Curry

Here’s how I made it:

White pumpkin (Gummadikaya in Telugu) is a very versatile veggie and can be used to make dals, curries and stews. This time around I had a bunch of Swiss Chard that needed to be used up, so I added it to the curry to boost the nutrition. To make the curry creamy and not make it too dry, I added coco...

White Pumpkin & Swiss Chard Curry

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinesouth indian
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time40 minutesPT0H40M

Ingredients

White Pumpkin – diced into 1” cubes (Zucchini should be a good substitute)
3 cups
Swiss Chard – chopped
1 small bunch
Chana dal – soaked in water for at least 30 minutes
½ cup
Green chilies – sliced
3
Coconut cream (just skim the thick cream that forms on the top of regular coconut milk can)
1 tbsp
Turmeric
1/8 tsp
For tempering:
Mustard Seeds
1tsp
Cumin seeds
1tsp
Dry red chilies
3

Steps

  1. Microwave pumpkin with ½ cup water until tender.
  2. Heat 2tsp oil in a sauté pan; add the tempering ingredients and once they splutter add green chilies, soaked chana and cooked pumpkin with any leftover water after microwaving.
  3. Mix well and add the chopped chard. Cover and cook till chard is wilted and the dal is completely cooked.
  4. Add coconut cream and salt, simmer for another 2 minutes.
White Pumpkin & Swiss Chard Curry

Serve with steamed rice or roti.

White Pumpkin & Swiss Chard Curry
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