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Pumpkin Kolambu (Gravy)


Hello and welcome to the food lovers world. This site is all about Indian food cooked at home that has a traditional touch that has been passed on from generations and rich in nutrition.
I went to South India to capture these rare recipes that is getting extinct because of modern technologies.
Mrs. Nagaraj is a homemaker who belongs to Bhraman family in Tamil Nadu. Her mother (now 82 years old) has taught Mrs. Nagaraj how to cook Traditional South Indian Recipe in the simplest form retaining its nutritive value. Below is the video that I have taken of her while she was cooking lunch for her family. Learn and enjoy!


  • pumpkin
  • oil
  • mustard seeds
  • green methi seeds
  • turmeric powder
  • asafetida powder
  • red chilly
  • curry leaves
  • green chilly
  • tamarind.
  • salt to taste.
  • coriander leaves.
  • rice flour.


  1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, green methi seeds, turmeric powder, asafetida powder, red chilly, curry leaves and green chilly.
  2. Add water and close the lid to cook.
  3. When the pumpkin is half cooked add tamarind water, coriander leaves and salt.
  4. Take 2 tbsp rice flour, mix it in water and add to the gravy. Boil it for 5 min.

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