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


  • 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

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


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

  2. They look so tempting n colorful ~ yummy to the core :)
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  3. Lovely colorful curry...looks yumm

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  5. Delicious and have good recipes at your space..glad to follow u :) drop at my space as well!!

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

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

  8. Porial looks yummy and delicious.

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

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

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

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

  13. That looks very healthy and appetizing!!

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

  15. lovely colour . Must have tasted delicious too

  16. A colorful, delicious combo.


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