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Friday, 20 January 2012

preparation of pumpkin charu

pumpkin charu:


White Pumpkin - 1 Palm size - 2 cups cut - cut into thin pieces as shown in pic
Buttermilk - 4 Cups
Garlic pods - 2
Green chillies - 4
Red chillies - 2
Ajwain - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
Zeera - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 2 Tbsp


  1. Wash pumpkin and cut into thin pieces as shown in pic.
  2. In a pan, pour 1 Tbsp oil. Add the cut pumpkin and some salt. Saute on high flame covering with lid for about 1 min and then without lid for 1 more min or until tender & crunchy. 
  3. Meanwhile, prepare buttermilk by whisking yogurt/curd and water together.
  4. Prepare chilli-garlic paste by grinding garlic and green chillies together.
  5. Do the seasoning with ajwain, mustard, zeera,methi, red chillies, turmeric and curry leaves.
  6. Add the sauteed pumpkin, chilly-garlic paste, seasoning and salt to the buttermilk. Stir well. 
That's it! Flavorful and crunchy White Pumpkin Majjiga Chaaru is ready to serve with white rice.

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