The hot chutney is reminiscent of the Spicy South Indian cuisine.The intense flavors from the chili peppers and the fresh spices gives the bland pumpkins a whole new makeover.Adjust the quantity of spices and make it milder or hotter.With the abundance of fresh autumn pumpkins the chutney turned out to be one of the absolute tasty eats of the season.
Recipeadapted from Anudivya's Roasted Pie-Pumpkin chutney
2 cups fresh Pumpkin Puree
1 small plum tomato,finely hopped (optional)
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 green chillies or any other hot pepper
1 clove garlic,minced
1/2 inch ginger root,minced
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala (blend of cumin,coriander,cloves,cinnamon,bay leaf and cardamom)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon Extra virgin olive oil or Canola oil
Heat the oil in deep pan or kadai on medium heat.Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds,after a minute when seeds starts to splutter,add the chillies,minced ginger and garlic,saute for a minute or two then add the tomatoes and rest of the spices.Cover and Cook until tomatoes are soft and mushy 4-5 minutes.Now mix in the pumpkin puree ,let cook for another 5-6 minutes.Blend in processor for smoother texture,this is optional I did not blend mine.Serve with plain brown rice ,flat bread ,mix in pasta,Dosa,Idli or spread on sandwiches.The chutney can be stored in clean air tight container in refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.
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