Parangikai (Mathan) Poriyal - Sweet or Yellow Pumpkin is very colourful. This vegetable curry is very tasty. It is simple and very easy to prepare.
Parangikai - 1/2 no (Sometimes external appearance is in green too)
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Green chilli - 2 nos (as per your taste)
Cooking oil - 2 tspns
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Kadala parap/Uzhatham parap - 1 tspn
Asafotida - 1 pinch
Curry leaves - few
Remove skin and seeds of the parangikai. Cut into small cubes.
Heat a kadai, put oil, mustard wait till it splutters. Add asafotida and kadala parap/uzhatham parap saute till brown.
Add the cut parangikai sprinkle little water, salt and cook it.
Grind coconut and green chilli in mixie just one or two whips.(Optional - Chopped Chillies can be separately added with grated coconut without grinding)
Check whether parangikai is cooked soft do not over cook.
Now add curry leaves, coconut and green chilli mixture mix well.
After 5 to 10 mins off the stove.
Parangikai poriyal is ready to serve.
Notes - Cut Parangikai to medium size, cutting very small while cooking it will overcook and become paste.