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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Parangikai Poriyal | Yellow Pumpkin Poriyal

Yellow Pumpkin Poriyal
Pumpkin is a low calorie vegetable and rich in vitamins and minerals. Yellow pumpkin is known as Parangikai in Tamil, Gummadikaya in Telugu, Kaddu in Hindi. Somehow I have missed posting recipes using yellow pumpkin. So planning to post lot of yellow pumpkin recipes in future.Parangikai poriyal can be served as a side dish to Rice. This stir fry can be prepared within 15 mins. Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Yellow Pumpkin Stir Fry | Parangikai Poriyal.

Preparation Time:      5 mins
Cook Time :                10 mins
Ready in :                   15 mins
Yields :                        2 Servings 
Parangikai Poriyal | Yellow Pumpkin Poriyal

Pumpkin pieces
1 Cup
Onions chopped
1/2 Cup
2 tsp
Mustard | Kadugu
1/4 tsp
Urad dal | Ulutham paruppu
1/2 tsp
Chana dal | Kadala paruppu
1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Green Chilly
Red Chilly
As needed
shredded coconut
1 tbsp (optional)
Coriander Leaves chopped
1 stick


  • Heat oil in the pan and add mustard. Allow it to splutter and add  Urad dal ,chana dal, curry leaves, green chilly and red chilly. Dry roast till chana dal turns golden colour. Add onions and fry till they turn translucent.

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  •  Add pumpkin pieces and salt. Sprinkle some water and fry it in medium flame for few minutes stirring occasionally. Once the pumpkin pieces are cooked, remove from stove. Garnish with coriander leaves and shredded coconut.

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Parangikai Poriyal | Yellow Pumpkin Poriyal
Parangikai Poriyal

  • Adding coconut is optional
  • The essential nutrients will lose, if we wash the chopped vegetables, so wash the vegetable thoroughly then chop into small pieces.
  • For more spicy, add 1 red chilli and 1 more green chilli


  1. Another splendid simple side. Lovely flavors.

  2. so simple and my kind of food :-) comforting

  3. Healthy and colorful side dish, yummy...

  4. yummy pumpkin recipe.... i must try next time.

  5. yummy stir fry...my fav side dish for rasam...


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