Monday, December 29, 2008

Pumpkin Thogayal

Pumpkin Thogayal (chutney)

Thuviyal or Thogayal is the Tamil word for ‘chutney’ or spread. Any firm, yellow-fleshed squash/pumpkin can be used for this recipe.I usually makes thogayal with the addition of a vegetable –coconut, corriender, Ridge Gourd,Bringal white pumpkin, chow-chow, etc.


1/2 cup pumpkin

1/2 cup coconut, grated or slivered

5-6 dried red chillies (or to taste)

1/4-lime sized piece of tamarind

10 curry leaves

1/2 tsp asafoetida powder

2 tsp urad dal

2tsp channa dal

2 tsp oil

Salt to taste

water as required (approx 1/4 cup)


1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a small pan and stir-fry the sliced pumpkin for 2-3 minutes, till the slices start to soften. Remove from the pan and set aside.

2. Heat the second tsp of oil in the same pan and fry the red chillies, channa dal,urad dal and curry leaves till the dal turns golden. Remove the chillies and set aside.

3. Grind the fried chillies, coconut, tamarind, asafoetida powder and pumpkin together, using only as much water as required to make thick but finely ground mixture.

4. When all the ingredients are ground up properly, add the rest of the tempering along with salt to taste and grind for another 20 seconds, so that the dal are shredded but not completely amalgamated.

5. Serve as a side dish with idli, dosa, chapatis, or eat it mixed with ghee and rice with Papad.


Srikitchen said...

looks delicious!
join in the savory event going in my blog!
Wish u a very happy new year!

Purva Desai said...

This pumpkin chutney is new for me....will taste good with any savoury snack or with regular meal...

Wishing you Happy and Prosperous New Year!

vidhas said...

Thuval in Pumpkin is very innovative. I have not tried surely give a try and let u know.

anudivya said...

Sounds great, and like you said... with a little ghee and hot rice, heaven!

Uma said...

chutney looks so yummy! A very happy new year 2009 to you and your family!

Vidhya said...

Looks simple and delicious. I like thogayal with rice. Also your peas masala is really yum. I don't know why, your feed is not updating in my blog.

Happy new year to you and your family Jaishree

Priya Suresh said...

Recently i tried chutney with butternutsquash, pumpkin chutney is in my list already, good to see urs..looks great!!

Purva Desai said...

With regards to ur query about availability of Cranberry in Mumbai. There are plenty of Bakery shops in Bandra and Andheri you should get there....and 100% in Hypercity as they have a UK supermarket Waitrose dept in their mall. If you cannot find them don't worry add substitutes like tuti fruity or dry cherries....

Usha said...

I love all types of thogayal, but never tried with pumpkin sounds delicious....Wish you a very Happy New Year !

Gita Jaishankar said...

This thogayal is new to me JayaShree. It looks delicious, I have to try this with idlis and dosas. Wishing You a Very Happy New Year Dear :)

Yasmeen said...

tasty chutney.Have a wonderful and healthy new year:)

Jaishree Iyer said...

Thank u all for your sweet comments& nice to know you all like it.
Thank u purva for your information. I will try ..

Wishing you all very Happy and Prosperous New Year!