Mathanga mulakushyam

Mathanga Mulakushyam

A simple yet delicious combination of coconut and pumpkin that would be a perfect addition to your Onam sadya.


Half a pumpkin, cubed

1 cup dal, boiled

½ of one coconut, scraped

1 tsp jeera

4-5 shallots, chopped

1 tsp chilli powder

¼ tsp turmeric powder

3 dried chillies

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 sprig curry leaves

1 tsp coconut oil

Salt, as required


Into the boiled dal, add the pumpkin pieces and turmeric powder

Cook on low heat until the pumpkin pieces are cooked properly

Grind together scraped coconut, jeera and chilli powder to form a paste

Once the pumpkin is cooked well, add the coconut paste to the mixture

Cover the vessel and let it cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes

When the mixture starts to boil, take off the flame

Add a seasoning of mustard, shallots, curry leaves and red chillies to the curry

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