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Yummy Pumpkin with Fenugreek Seeds and Jaggery
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Yummy Pumpkin with Fenugreek Seeds and Jaggery

Pumpkin has been one of my favorites right from childhood. Especially if it is pure yellow color, which is (again) my favorite color.

Colors are indicative of the nutrition present inside any fruit or vegetable and nutritionists insist of taking a diet of all colors.

Anyways, I am sharing a recipe I learned from my mother and love it even today. I know pumpkin has multiple health benefits and with a recipe like this, it becomes so much easier to consume it regularly.

Ingredients: A piece of pumpkin – about 250gms, 1 tsp cooking oil, 10-15 fenugreek seeds, salt to taste, a pinch red chilli powder, 1/3 tsp turmeric powder(optional), 1 tsp jaggery, ½ tsp coriander powder(optional), ½ cup water, a pan with lid for cooking.

Recipe: Cut the pumpkin into slices and then make square pieces of about 1cm each. The outer skin of the pumpkin can also be used if it is yellowish in color and not too hard. If it is green, it can taste bitter.

Heat oil in the pan and add fenugreek seeds. Wait for about 30 seconds and add a pinch of red chilli powder. Add the pumpkin pieces followed by turmeric powder, salt and coriander powder. Stir for a minute, add water and place the lid.

Lower the heat and wait for the pumpkin to become soft. Now add jaggery and stir. Spread it properly in the pan. Turn off the heat. the dish is ready to be served. It can be consumed with toast or Indian bread or just as it is.. - Jaggery is unrefined form of cane sugar and has a very unique taste. You can also use any other unrefined sugar in place of jaggery. -

Fenugreek seeds are called 'dana methi' in India and have multiple health benefits.

Try it out and let me know how it goes.

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  1. SnakeWitch
    Cute! I like how you pick your food according to colour! ;) Just kidding. It's a nice recipe, and I voted!
    1. Akanksha
      Hey thanks a lot..yes there is relation between foods and their colors..and the ones that are more appealing to you might just be the ones your body needs most!
  2. dianabart
    Awesome! LOVE it! Pumpkin is in season! :-) (on another note, I was studying some on the Ayurvedic diet. I will look back at some of your writings.. One enlightenment was the milk and the mothering of it (a comfort food- I would think) ??.. can you share your insight on this. when you have some time! -thanks :-) I know you once mentioned it to me.. I have a dream of someday having my own farm with cows and calves and I like how other nations admire the Cows.. (not in a form of worship for me- for Jesus is my hearts worship) but because it seems so honoring, respecting and beautiful! It touched my heart deeply! :-D btw- as my pic portrays my love for the calves! <3 voted and shared this!
    1. Akanksha
      Wow...your words are very uplifting Diana! Love you for that! Ayurveda is fascinating and what I know is just a drop from the ocean. Yes, I think you are referring to my post about Milking cows in India. I will definitely share with you whatever I find about it! Thanks for voting and sharing too :)
  3. Roopam
    Yummm...I love of my most favorite veggies...feels so light and healthy while eating it...voted!
  4. Anita Vegana
    I voted. I like this recipe. Please read my article about vegan writers. You can vote if you like it.
  5. Veganara
    Voted. A tasty-sounding dish, although I am not a great fan of pumpkin! However it probably tastes good the way you have done it here, with all the seasonings. Do come and look at my new article, Fruit of the Womb, you may well find that of interest!
    1. Akanksha
      You will love it with Jaggery!
  6. pftsusan
    Vote#10. Sounds good,. Susan
  7. JustVegan
    I love pumpkin...just voted!


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