May 10, 2011

Parangikai Poriyal / Yellow Squash Stir fry / Hara Kaddu Sabji

Quick and super easy to make, this dry curry can be had with tomato rasam / sambhar / vettal kuzhambu or even just curd rice. The goodness of Squash along with some juicy carrots and no -garlic no-onion affair makes it a great combo even with hot parathas / rotis.  Some people mash up the vegetable a bit to make Parangikai Poriyal but we at home prefer this just done. I have added carrots to make it healthier for my kid and also add in extra beta carotene to the dish !

We use this veggie extensively at home, and its a sure winner everytime. Sending this to Blogging Marathon's Day 2 with the theme "Curry in a Hurry"

Preparation time : 15 mins. Cooking time: 10 mins. Serves : 4

Ingredients:

  • Peeled and cubed Yellow Pumpkin - 2 cups
  • Carrots diced - 1/2 cup (opt)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coriander & curry leaves - few
  • Dry red chillies - 1 or 2
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Coconut grated - 2 tbsp (opt)
  • For tempering: Oil - 1 tsp, mustard seeds - 1 tsp, hing - 1/2 tsp, urad dal - 1 tsp
Method:

1) Wash and lightly peel the yellow squash (if you peel it fully, it becomes mushy on cooking)
2) Cube into 1 inch bites
3) Boil the pumpkin and carrots(if using) separately till tender but not mushy. Add a pinch of salt. Depending on the size and quantity, this might take about 10 mins.
4) In a pan, splutter mustard, curry leaves, hing, urad dal. When done, add turmeric, red chillies and stir.
5) Now add in the boiled veggies, and check for salt. cover for 2 - 4 minutes till well done.
6) Uncover and garnish with green coriander and grated coconut.
7) Serve hot with Tomato Rasam / Sambhar.
 

Check out the Blogging Marathoners doing BM#5 along with me :
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Cool Lassi(e), Harini, Kalyani, Priya Mahadevan, Suma Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Priya Suresh, Veena,
Seven Days of Indian Sweets: Shylaja, Srivalli
Seven Days of Regional Specials: Priya Yallapantula
Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast:Aarthi, Vaishali

18 comments:

  1. A delightful and colorful curry to say the least! Love it!!

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  2. They look so tempting n colorful ~ yummy to the core :)
    US Masala

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  3. Lovely colorful curry...looks yumm

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  6. this looks so very tempting..feel like having it with a nice hot chapati...n the clicks r really good:))

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  7. wow, yum, love this new idea, delicious looking presentation dear :)

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  8. Porial looks yummy and delicious.

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    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  9. Soo colourful and attractive poriyal,am loving it..

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  10. Adding carrots made it very colorful.. looks very colorful and tasty!

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  11. The addition of carrots has made the dish very nice and colourful.

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  12. I love this kind of colorful sabzi - it speaks to me :) and I love what they have to say! Superb!

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  13. That looks very healthy and appetizing!!
    Sushma
    http://recipes4mydaughter.blogspot.com/

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  14. Poriyal looks super inviting! It will go well with Yogurt rice and Rasam and such. Yum!

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  15. lovely colour . Must have tasted delicious too

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  16. A colorful, delicious combo.

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