This Khatti Meethi Pumpkin Sabji is perfect to be had along with pooris and pickle. A little celebration in the times of quarantine.
Today’s recipe is a very simple Pumpkin Sabji Recipe. Slightly sweet, sour and spicy it pairs perfectly with paranthas and pooris. Husband seems to like it with rice also but hey, I am not the one telling you that.
And about the lockdown/self-isolation/quarantine. As a family, we finished 12/9 days of quarantine today. And just when it was starting to remotely feel that the worst is behind us, there was a 21 day complete lockdown announced for the country.
I know this is required, an important step and I am happy that the government’s worldwide are starting to take hard calls to contain which has probably been the most contagious virus we have seen. But somewhere, I cannot help feeling a sense of helpness and panic take over.
A few hours after the lockdown was announced were hard I have to admit. I was worried for my family, for my mental health and for that of my house helps.
I also see so many of my friends getting into this panic mode. Some are having serious panic attacks on whether they will have enough food to last through the 21days. I am sure govt has things planned and a lot of our worries seem exaggerated and strange but these are the strange times we are living in.
But then life goes on and I started a little #21DaysofGratitude for #21DaysofLockdown on insta/twitter and FB. That did calm me down a bit and helped me move on.
I also started this thing on insta and twitter where I am suggesting folks what can they make with the stuff they have in their pantry. If you have anything to ask please comment there. Would love to be of little help I can.
#Thread Tell me what you have in your pantry & I’ll suggest a dish/meal to help you out for the next 21 days.— Monika Manchanda ???? (@monikamanchanda) March 25, 2020
been doing this in Instagram for 3 days and people are saying it is of great help. Hope the same here. My little contribution #21daysLockdown #cookingTogetherAtHome
I am hoping doing all this I will last longer, anyways there is office for everything else.
Pumpkin Sabji : Khatti Meethi Pumpkin Sabji for Poori
- 500 gms yellow pumpkin
- 1 tbsp mustard oil
- 1 tsp panch phoran
- 3 green chillies
- 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
- 1 tsp amchoor
- Salt to taste
- Peel, remove seeds an roughly chop pumpkins in large cubes. In a pressure cooker with very little water boil it for 3 whistles.
- Let the steam escape naturally and then roughly mash the pumkin. Add salt and mix well.
- In a small tadka pan, heat mustard oil add panch phoran, green chillies and red chilli powder. Once the seeds are roasted add to the pumpkin., mix and bring to boil.
- Cook for 5-6 minutes till it is cooked well and add amchoor powder, served garnished with coriander leaves