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Dec 13, 2014

Pumpkin and Butter Beans Masala / Pumpkin Masala Recipe

This is a simple curry which goes well with rice or roti. Taste so good. I loved the sweet, spicy combo taste it gives. The pumpkin gave the sweetness to the dish and it was perfect.

Hope you will try it and let me know how it turns out.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Serves : 4


Oil - 2 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 2 cm piece
Curry Leaves a sprig
Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Tomatoes - 2 large chopped finely
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 2 tblspn
Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Pumpkin - 3 cup chopped
Butter Beans - 1 cup cooked
Milk - 1 cup


Heat oil in a pan. Add in cinnamon, fennel seeds and curry leaves. Saiute for 30 sec.

Add in onions and saute till golden.

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.

Now add in tomatoes and cook till mushy. Add in salt and mix well.

Add in spice powders and mix well.

Add in pumpkin with some water and cook till done.

Add in butter beans and mix well.

Pour in milk and cook till it gets little thick.

Serve with roti or rice.

Take all your ingredients

Heat oil in a pan

Add in fennel seeds and cinnamon

add in curry leaves


saute till golden

add in ginger garlic paste

add in tomatoes

some salt

add in chilli and coriander powder

and some garam masala powder

Cook till it gets mushy

Add in pumpkin

and some water

mix well

cook till the pumpkin is done

add in cooked butter beans

pour in some milk

mix well

cook till everything is done



  1. Looks and sounds wonderful and so healthy. xo Catherine

  2. What is butter beans called in Tamil ? Can we use anything else like channa or karamani ?

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