We make many recipes out of pumpkin in India. Pumpkin curry, gravy, halwa, soup, pie etc. Pumpkin has a nutty flavor on top of it we add cream so avoiding lot of spices will help to retain the original creamy texture.
Pumpkin (cubes, 1/2 cup)
Red Chili Flakes (3 tsp)
Cream (fresh, 2 tsp)
Peanuts (4 tsp)
Salt (to taste)
Oil (3 tsp)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Category: Lunch \ Dinner
Heat a shallow skillet to low and add peanuts.
Sautee for five minutes or till it changes its color.
Sautee constantly to prevent from burning.
Cool for few minutes and grind to a coarse powder and set aside.
Heat a deep skillet to medium and add oil and pumpkin cubes.
Cook for 10 minutes or till the pumpkin cubes are soft and cooked.
Add salt and red chili flakes.
Cool the ingredients and grind to a fine paste.
Add the ground paste to a skillet and add water and bring it to boil.
Baingan bharta is a dish made of fire roasted eggplant and cooked with onions, tomatoes and other spices. It goes well with rice and all types of breads. In southern part of India smoked eggplants are used to make chutney and in northern part bharta is made out of it. We live in the middle east and here baba ghanoush is very popular and can be compared to our bharta.