250gms (about 1/4) pumpkin (peel and remove seeds) (yellow squash may be used)
5 red chillies
2 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon split black gram seeds
7 curry leaves (for flavour)
2 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup water
salt as per your taste
Cut pumpkin into medium cube pieces and set aside.
Roast red chillies and sesame seeds to a golden color, and grind to a powder. Set aside.
Oil a heated frying pan. Add black gram seeds, and fry on medium heat to to a golden color. Add the curry leaves, and fry for a while.
Add washe'd pumpkin cubes, and stir. Sprinkle with salt.
Add water, cover and cook. Observe that it does not become paste. The cubes should be seperate and smooth.
Now uncover and sprinkle on the roasted and powdered chillies and sesame seeds. Once again stir slightly without breaking the cooked cubes.
This curry is very tasty with cooked plain rice.
Regarding copyrights: I did not copy. This is my own mothers recipe.
Nutritional Information: It has vitamin C. It gives a cooling effect to the body.