Pumpkins are a variety of squash and are very popular and easily available in North America especially during fall & winter months. In the month of October, when the leaves start to wither, kids look forward to Halloween celebration. Its a tradition in North America to carve and decorate the pumpkins as Jack-O-lantern for Halloween Celebrations. Its a wonderful delight to watch the bright and carved pumpkins displayed outside everybody’s porch. Apart from its artistic look and usage, pumpkins are widely used in different cuisines because of its sweet taste and rich nutritional value. There are many ways to include this squash in our diet by way of soups, desserts, salads, pies and much more. In South Indian cuisine, it is often prepared as porial/dry subzi or cooked and tossed in sambar/gravies. Today’s recipe – Sweet and sour pumpkin porial is prepared by tossing some easily available spices at home that complements very well with the sweetness of the squash. This tangy, sweet and sour pumpkin curry can be served with rice or rotis.
This is a simple yet nutritious and delicious curry . It can be eaten as a side dish /porial for most of the South Indian