Kumabalakayi Mosaru Gojju/Pumpkin in spiced up yogurt

I get carried away whenever I see cute mini pumpkins. Probably you will agree with me if you see it's picture here.......isn't it cute enough to pack it away in your shopping bag ? :P


So, in greed I carry atleast one of them promising myself to cook something tasty. In Kannada we call Pumpkin as 'kumbalakayi'. Recently I made mosaru gojju/mosaru sasive/salad(?) so I thought of posting it when I remembered FIC Yellow and the salad event at Cooking Station. The mosaru gojju I made here with little alteration can be made as a salad. If you are a pumpkin lover you will like the salad or mosaru gojju. Mosaru gojju is a thinner version of salad which is served as an accompaniment for rice.


Now back to the recipe of Kumbalakayi Mosaru Gojju, here is how I learned to make it from my amma.

You need the following :

Pumpkin : 1 big wedge / 1 mini pumpkin
Curd (Yoghurt) : approx100 ml
Green Chillies : 1 (use 2 for a spicier version)
Fresh Wet Coconut : 1.5 tbsp
Cumin/Jeerige : 1 tsp
Coriander leaves : 2 tsp chopped

Method :
Cut pumpkin into 2" pieces and cook till done. So not overcook it unless u want it that way.
Grind greenchillies, coconut, cumin and salt to a smooth paste using little yoghurt and water.
Spoon this ground paste to yogurt and mix well.
Add cooked pumpkin cubes and mix gently. Set aside for 15 mins before you serve.
You can choose to season it. Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in kadhai, add mustard seeds when it stops spluttering add curry leaves, broken red chillies and hing mix well and add this to yogurt pumpkin mixture. Mix gently.

For Salad : Time taken is 15 mins.
Pumpkin : 1 big wedge / 1 mini pumpkin
Curd (Yoghurt) : approx 2 tbsp
Green Chillies paste:1/2 tsp
Cumin/Jeerige Powder: 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves : 2 tsp chopped

Method :
Cut pumpkin into 2" pieces and cook/microwave till done.
Add yogurt, chilli paste, cumin powder and salt and mix gently. Chilll and serve.

Sending this yellow mosaru gojju to Sunshinemom's FIC Yellow and it will also be posted at SWC-Salads under 15 minutes on Cooking Station.

Edited to add :
Priti of Indian Khana has passed me Lemonade Award. Thanks Priti for showering your priti(means love in Kannada) towards me. I would like to pass this award to Ashakka, Raks, Sushma, Smitha, Ashwini Kenchanna, Mangala Bhat, Rekha, Sujatha, Banana Blossom, Roochi. Enjoy them girls! Make a cool lemonade for yourselves and chill out :D

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