Friday, September 4, 2009

Red Pumpkin Bajji/Kattu , Capsicum Potato Masala/Sukke

Most of us must have been fussy eaters during our school and college days. I was one of a kind a museum piece;) I was a fussy eater plus a very poor eater also. I never ever bothered to taste and relish the authentic delicacies that my Amma used to prepare, on the contrary I used to live on bread-jam and biscuits. It’s only after getting married and moving away from my parents did I realise the value of the authentic food and crave to have Amma’s home made dishes. Nevertheless, she’s a darling and keeps me updated with all her recipes as she’s just a call away :)

Today’s recipes are:
Red Pumpkin Kattu
Capsicum and Potato Masala/ Sukke


Pumpkin Bajji/ Kattu

Ingredients:
¼ kg Pumpkin- washed, peeled, cubed, cooked
1 small bowl of grated coconut
2-3 Red chillies- Roasted
A small piece of tamarind
1 tsp oil
Salt to taste

Method:
Grind the grated coconut, roasted red chillies, tamarind into a fine masala paste using little water.

Next add the cooked pumpkin cubes to the masala and grind together to make a blended paste of the coconut masala and pumpkin.

Empty the pumpkin –coconut paste into a vessel. Add salt, and mix well.

In a tempering pan heat a teaspoon of oil, add mustard seeds, when it begins to pop add curry leaves leave it for a few seconds and take it off the flame and pour it over the pumpkin-coconut paste and mix well.

The Red pumpkin bajji/kattu is ready to be served with rice or roti


Capsicum and Potato Sukke/Dry Sabzi

Ingredients
1 large Capsicum, deseeded and chopped into bite sized piceces
2-3 Medium potatoes, washed, peeled, cubed
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 Sprig curry leaves
Salt to taste
1 tsp oil

For The Masala:
1 small bowl grated coconut
A small piece of tamarind
2 red chillies
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp Urad dal
1 tsp Coriander seeds

Method:

Pressure cook the capsicum and potatoes and set it aside.

Heat a little oil and roast the red chillies, urad dal, coriander seeds. Take it off the flame and let it cool.

Coarsely grind the coconut, tamarind, red chillies, urad dal, coriander seeds, and turmeric powder with a little water.

In a wide mouthed vessel mix the masala and the cooked vegetables add little water, sugar, salt and give it a nice stir.

Cook it on medium flame and bring it to a boil, once it comes to a boil switch the flame off and temper it mustard and curry leaves.

Mix it well and the Capsicum and potato sabzi/ sukke is ready to be served.

40 comments:

Parita said...

Wow i loved pumpkin bajjikattu..looks delicious! and allu capsicum is perfect with rotis..yumm!
How are you doing now?

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wow very tempating post pumpkins and capsicum with potatoes..Thanks for ur comments.First time here u have a very good collections of recipes dear..keep up..will drop by whenever I got time and use of ur imagination in my cooking too. Hope u can sign in as a follower too.

Rekha shoban said...

looks gud and nice to eat with chapathi

Happy cook said...

I was never a fussy eater, but my daughter is.Love the potato dish.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice dish suparna....love to have sukke with rice always...quiet an easy one...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love that Aloo Capsicum sabzi... Back with a bang!

Valarmathi said...

Liked ur aloo capsicum sabzi. And yummy pumpkin bajji....

Suparna said...

Thanks for ur time ladies :) keep visiting :)
Parita thanks dear Things are getting better each day, we all are very positive about his response to the medication and rest :)

Vani said...

Ha ha :) In my post I mentioned about fussy kids too. I like your "museum piece" phrase :) Never had pumpkin bajji before. Only heerekayi (ridgegourd). The sukke looks yum!

Gita said...

Wow Suparna...both the dishes looks awesome...that must be one delicious lunch :)

Ann said...

Both are interesting recipes Sups..I havenot tried any of them..esp pumpkins..I love them and this is something I love to test.

vidhas said...

LOVLEY SUBZI LOVE TO TRY IT OUT.

Varunavi said...

This is new to me,never made or tasted anything made of pumpkin,sounds interesting :)

sangeeta said...

i love pumpkin n keep trying new ideas with it..i'll surely try this without pulping the pumpkin though...flavors seem to be good.

coconutty capsicum sounds good too...

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Both the recipes are great to have with Chapathi. Looks delicious:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious delights....nice clicks

Cham said...

Kattu recipe sounds interesting! Delectable dishes :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Delectable dishes...another yummy recipe to try out with pumpkin..

Shri said...

I can relate to you Suparna!I was quite "the eater" back then!Now I am much better!I never used to complete the food packed by Mom...LOL!

Priya said...

Kattu recipe seems quite interesting...delicious dishes Suparna..

Anu said...

i loved pumpkin bajjikattu..looks delicious! and allu capsicum is perfect with rotis. Mouth watering....

Jaya said...

Suparna,
these looks so healthy and delicious....and museum piece fussy eater LOL ..that was good one!!luckily for my maa, i wasn't ,
hugs and smiles

Sharmila said...

Lol .. museum piece! :-) Love both your recipes ... will try out the kaddu one ... coz am not too fond of capsicum. :-)

Sujatha said...

Pumpkin Bajji looks and sounds yummy!

sowmya said...

pumpkin subji looks yumm..

lata raja said...

Suparna, The museum piece word you coined caught me smiling, I have a few to use it on now. Drooling over the kattu.

Varsha Vipins said...

Same pinch..I was like this too n now I understand the value..lol..:D..both the dishes looks pure comfort Sups..:)
hugs

indhu said...

love this recipe.. would taste awesome with rotis :)

- Indhu (www.thayirsaadham.com)

LG said...

Pumpkin bajji is interesting and palya looks delicious..both are new to me, so got to try them sometimes.

Priti said...

Both the dishes looks yum...love the sabzi..should try I guess :)

Parita said...

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Babli said...

I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for the wonderful presentation. All the dishes looks yummy and delicious.
You are welcome in my blogs.

Sush said...

very true Suparna.., we used to create all non-sense, new-sense those days LOL.. Now, we go miles in search of authentic dishes :)
This red pumpkin bajji is new to me. Shall give a try soon.

aquadaze said...

love the pumpkin dish...a new one for me. I know only two ways of making pumpkin!!

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Shri said...

Suparna,
You have an award in my blog!

Pavithra Kodical said...

Pumpkin bajji and capsicum curry looks delicious..Perfect combo and tastes great.

Viki's Kitchen said...

very nice bajji ...nice clicks too:)

Soma said...

nice recipes Suparna! your mom must be really proud of you... from bread & jam to such beautiful cooking:-)
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homecooked said...

This looks superb Suparna!!! You've come back with a bang :)