Gummadikaya Pulusu / Sweet Pumpkin Stew

Gummadikaya Pulusu / Sweet Pumpkin Stew
Gummadikaya Pulusu / Sweet Pumpkin Stew

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 2 cups full


  • 1 cup Gummadikaya Mukkalu
  • 2 Green Chillies slit lengthwise
  • 1 Lime Size Tamarind
  • 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 1 sp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 sp Rice Flour or Besan Flour
  • 2 sp Grated Jaggery or Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • For Popu :
  • 1/2 sp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 sp Urad Dal
  • 1/4 sp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 sp Methi Seeds
  • 1 Red Chilli crocked
  • 1 pinch Inguva
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Curry Leaves
  • 2 sp Oil


  1. Clean and soak tamarind in water and keep aside, wash, peel gummadikaya and cut into medium size pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a khadai add popu ingredients and fry for 2 mins, then add curry leaves, chopped green chillies and stir well.
  3. Now add gummadikaya mukkalu and mix well, sprinkle little water and cook on low flame until the pieces are soft.
  4. Add 2 cups of tamarind juice, salt, jaggery, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and stir.
  5. Mix rice flour with 1/4 cup water and add the flour mixture to cooked stew.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for couple of minutes or until thicken.
  7. When it thicken, remove from flame & transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Now gummadikaya pulusu is ready to serve, serve with steamed white rice along with dal & papad.

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