Winter Melon and Pumpkin Stew

 

Ingredients

1 ½ cups winter melon

1 ½ cups pumpkin

½ cup black eyed beans

2 green chillies

1/3 cup thick coconut milk

I tablespoon Virgin Coconut Oil

1 sprig curry leaf

Salt to taste

Method

Pressure cook the black eyed beans and keep aside. (Soaking the beans helps it cook faster). It can also be stove cooked.

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Remove skin and cut winter melon and pumpkin into 1 inch square pieces. Cut the green chillies diagonally.

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Since the cooking time is different, I prefer to cook them separately and then combine.

In a pot, put the winter melon pieces, add salt, green chilly, a few curry leaves and 2 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook.

In a separate pot, cook the pumpkin pieces with salt and green chilly, curry leaves and 2 tablespoons water.

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Once cooked, combine the vegetables with the drained black eyed beans and add the coconut milk and cook on a low flame until tiny bubbles appear on the side of the pot. Off the flame, add the virgin coconut oil, curry leaf sprig and stir gently.

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(Take care not to mash the vegetables too much while stirring)

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Yummy stew  is ready to be savoured with brown rice and sambar (lentil gravy)

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. A new version of the veg stew…

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  2. minismantra says:

    It is more like a traditional Kerala Olan….everyone at home loves it and I make it very often.

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  3. jaya2121 says:

    Yummy!! Waiting for Vishu Saddhi😄

    Liked by 1 person

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