Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mathanga Perakku

                       An easy vegetarian side dish for lunch... 
  1. Pumpkin / Mathanga - 1/2 Kg ( I used the green coloured skin type)
  2. Green Chilly - 5-6( can you more as pumpkin is a bit sweet)
  3. Turmeric powder - 1/2 Tsp
  4. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  5. Cumin seeds - 1/4 Tsp
  6. Mustard seeds - 1/2 Tsp
  7. Dry red chilly - 2
  8. Curry Leaves - 2 Sprigs
  9. Coconut Oil / Oil - 1 Tbsp

  • Wash and peel off the skin of pumpkin and cut it into cubes.
  • Pressure cook pumpkin with  turmeric powder, salt and 1/4 cup of water. Just go for one whistle.( Do not overcook it). 
  • Meanwhile coarsely grind, grated coconut and green chilly.
  • Add this to the cooked pumpkin, Mix well and cooked till the water is absorbed ( on a medium fire). Add curry leaves.
  • For tempering, heat oil in pan, crackle mustard seeds and add dry red chilly and curry leaves. pour this to the pumpkin mix.
  • Serve hot in your lunch menu.

Sending this to cook-with-comfort event by Sapana ,South Indian cooking hosted by nandoo an event by Anu


  1. Replies
    1. no Remya, for erisser we do add roasted coconut

  2. simple,soothing and delicious side dish...coconut oil takes this dish to another level,thanks for sharing :-)

    1. Thank you so much Kumar, coconut oil is something that really raises the tastes of Kerala cuisines

  3. Wow, simple and quick. Thiruvathira special aano? You have got an awesome blog, happy to follow you back .

  4. Healthy and delicious side dish.
    First time here..glad to follow you..visit my blog in your free time.


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