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Girija Paati’s Thoran (Dry Pumpkin Curry) Recipe - Kerala Style

Thoran - Pumpkin Curry - Kerala Style - Girijapaati - Girija Paati - Palakkad recipe - Onam Sadya

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Thoran is a old-fashioned Palakkad recipe that harnesses the best qualities of the humble yellow pumpkin. Combining coconut, a light tadka and this commonly found indian vegetable, Girijapaati's family recipe creates a dish that will make you believe that healthy can be tasty too.

Thoran - Pumpkin Curry - Kerala Style - Girijapaati - Girija Paati - Palakkad recipe - Onam Sadya

Simple, delicious and healthy, Thoran is a definite choice if you are looking for a quintessential Onam recipe that is foolproof.

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
Yellow Pumpkin - 1.25 kg - diced into big chunks
Coconut Oil - approx 25 gms
Salt - approx 20 gms
Water - as required

Paste to Grind:
Green Chillies - 15 gms
Grated Coconut - 50 - 60 gms

Seasoning (Tadka):
Red Chillies
Mustard
Urad Dhal
Curry Leaves
Thoran - Pumpkin Curry - Kerala Style - Girijapaati - Girija Paati - Palakkad recipe - Onam Sadya

Method:

  1. Make a coarse paste of green chillies and grated coconut, don't add water, set aside.
  2. Heat oil in kadai, put in mustard seeds and once they splutter, pop in urad dhal and fry.
  3. Next add in red chillies and finally finish the tadka with curry leaves.
  4. Add in the diced pumpkin and once it's half cooked top with salt and a splash of water. Mix well, cover and cook.
  5. Once the pumpkin is well done, top with the coconut chilli paste, stir until it's well mixed and turn off the flame.
  6. Serve with love.

Thoran is delicious with hot rice and a dollop of ghee, with some crunchy banana chips or jackfruit chips on the side.

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