Goan Style Caldinho de Abobora Branca Recipe (Mild Curry of white Pumpkin)
A mild curry made from ash gourd that has ground coconut, cumin, ginger and garlic. Goan Style Caldinho de Abobora Branca is a comforting and tasty curry which can be served with rice.
Goan Style Caldinho de Abobora Branca Recipe (Mild Curry of white Pumpkin) has mild flavors cooked along with white pumpkin. The Goan cuisine is famous for its seafood and spicy flavor that are ground with whole spices. The cuisine also has slight influence with Portuguese as well.
The curry is made from a ground coconut, peppercorns, cumin seeds, ginger and garlic. Sometimes seafood is added to this curry but we have made a vegetarian recipe with white pumpkin. You can use other gourds or pumpkin as well if you like. White Pumpkin is type of gourd that helps in lowering cholesterol.
If you are looking for more Pumpkin recipes here are some :
- 200 grams Vellai Poosanikai (Ash gourd/White Pumpkin) , skin peeled and chopped small
- 1 Onion , chopped
- Salt , to taste
- 1 Lemon juice
- 2 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
- Oil Ingredients for Grind
- 1/4 cup Fresh coconut , grated
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1 inch Ginger , chopped
- 4 cloves Garlic , chopped
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
How to make Goan Style Caldinho de Abobora Branca Recipe (Mild Curry of white Pumpkin)
To begin making the Goan Style Caldinho de Abobora Branca Recipe, pressure cook the pumpkin with water and salt for about 1 whistle till it is just done.
Meanwhile grind the ingredients that are mentioned in the list like the coconut, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic and turmeric powder with little water to form a smooth paste.
Once the pumpkin is cooked keep it aside. Heat a flat skillet with oil, add onions and saute until they turn translucent.
Once done add ground paste and cook for at least 15 minutes till the masala is cooked well. Add cooked pumpkin along with the water and stir well. Check for salt. Sprinkle lemon juice and serve hot with chopped coriander leaves.