Red Pumpkin Chutney/Poosanikai Chutney#SundayFunday

This delicious, healthy chutney, vegan and gluten free, with no coconut added in this chutney, perfect as an accompaniment for idli, dosa, uttapam, appe or rice and dal. It has a hint of sweet flavor and tasted awesome. You can increase the spice level by adding more number of red chilies according to the sweetness of the pumpkin puree. 

Serves 2

½ Cup Heaped Pumpkin Puree
1 Teaspoon Tamarind Paste
Salt to taste
1 Tablespoon Tur Dal
1 Tablespoon Chana Dal
3 - 4 Dried Red Chilies
½ + 1 Teaspoon Oil
For The Tadka
½ Teaspoon Mustard seeds
A Pinch Asafoetida
1 Red Chilly
3 -4 Curry Leaves

Chop pumpkin into pieces, steam and mash it, then, measure ½ cup.
In ½ teaspoon of oil first roast tur dal, chana dal, separately, when they turn golden then roast the red chilies, till it releases an aroma. Remove them on to a paper to remove any excess oil, let this cool.
Place the roasted ingredient in a small blender jar and grind to a coarse powder. Now add the mashed pumpkin, tamarind paste and salt to taste, grind this well to smooth paste. The chutney is ready, remove this into a serving bowl.
Let's prepare the tadka

Heat a teaspoon of oil in a tadka pan, when hot add the mustard seeds, when they crackle add the asafoetida, red chilly and curry leaves. 
Pour this over the chutney and enjoy!!
Chutney, Red Pumpkin, South Indian, Sunday Funday, Vegan, Gluten free, Healthy, Serves Two

For Sunday Funday Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm, has chosen this theme for us Winter Squash. Check out some to the recipe made by our group. 
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. What a great sounding chutney. Good on bread or in my case (not being a vegetarian) I think it would be great accompanying some turkey.

  2. This sounds so good. I, not being a vegetarian, think it would be a perfect accompaniment for turkey.

  3. 😍😍😍 that looks amazing. So warming and delicious. I love the Savory spice flavors used.

  4. I can think of all SORTS of things I'd like to eat this chutney with! I'll bet the aroma as you are making it is wonderful!