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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Chinikayi Palya

Ingredients:
1/4 Sweet Pumpkin / Chinikayi
Pinch of Turmeric powder
1/4-1/2 tsp Chilly powder
2-3 tsp grated Coconut
4-5 Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp Blackgram seeds
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
1-2 tsp Oil

Recipe:
Cut the pumpkin, remove the seeds and innermost part of the pumpkin. Chop it into medium sized thin pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put mustard seeds, blackgram seeds and oil in a thick bottomed vessel. Once it starts spluttering add curry leaves, chopped pumpkin. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder, little bit of water and cook them well by covering a lid. Keep stirring the palya onece in 2 mins. Once it is cooked add grated coconut and keep the palya in low flame for about 3-4 mins. Serve hot. It goes well with Rice.

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