Sihi kumbalkayi Huli / Pumpkin Sambar

250 gms yellow pumpkin/ doodhi/ sihi kumbalkayi
1/2cup cooked toor dal
1 tomato
2 tblsp huli pudi
3 tblsp fresh grated coconut
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves

3 tsp oil
2 tsp mustard
Curry leaves
Pinch of hing


  • Wash and cut the pumpkin into big chunks ,add little salt and 1 cup water and cook till it is cooked (dont cook in cooker)
  • Grind coconut and huli powder into a fine paste
  • Transfer the pumpkin pieces,cooked dal ,in a vessel,add the masala,salt and water to adjust the consistency
  • Boil it for 5 mins,add the chopped coriander leaves and turn off the flame
  • Temper with the mentioned ingredients and serve hot with rice and papad
For the huli pudi recipe click here

You can substitute pumpkin with ash gourd,drumstick, madras cucumber,potato,beans,raddish  with onion or any other veggies  of your choice.


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