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Wattakka (Curried Pumpkin)

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 450 g Pumpkin
  • 25 g Onion
  • 2 Fresh chillies
  • 4 Cloves garlic
  • 50 ml Oil
  • -sprig curry leaves
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Black pepper
  • 1/4 ts Turmeric
  • 350 ml Thin coconut milk
  • 100 ml Thick coconut milk
  • 25 g Ground rice
  • 1 ts Ground mustard
  • -pinch curry powder
  • 1/2 ts Lime juice


Wash the pumpkin and cut the top quarter off. Scoop out the flesh to within
2 cm of sides and cube. Put the shell on one side for using later. Slice
the onion and chilli and crush the garlic. Heat the oil and fry the onion
and chilli together with the curry leaves. When the onion is soft add the
pumpkin, salt, pepper, turmeric and thin coconut milk and cook until the
pumpkin is' done. Pour the thick coconut milk onto the ground rice, mustard
and garlic and add to the pumpkin mixture, stirring as it thickens. Bring
to the boil and simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and spoon into
pump- kin shell. Sprinkle with the curry powder and lime juice.

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