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Mashed Kashmiri Pumpkin - Thapi Alla

shilpa
This mashed Kashmiri Pumpkin - Thapi Alla is a healthy vegan pumpkin recipe your family will love. I’m so excited to share this traditional Kashmiri super easy recipe today.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course, Side
Cuisine Indian, Kashmiri
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 1 Pressure Cooker or 1 deep pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 orange pumpkin (1270 grams/2.12 oz) (6 cups chopped)
  • 3 tbsp oil of choice
  • 2 whole dried red chili peppers
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida     (heeng)
  • 1 tsp  cumin seeds   (jeera)
  • 1 and 1/4 tsp salt (add more later if needed)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp dried mint leaves
  • 4 to 5 green chilies (eliminate if you cant tolerate heat)

Instructions
 

Prep

  • Place the pumpkin on its bottom (opposite the stem) so it sits steady. Once the knife is in, move down toward the cutting board. Pull the knife out and turn the pumpkin away from you like a wheel and repeat until you cut the pumpkin into two half's, one bigger than the other. Further chop the pumpkin further and peel and dice it. Cut the pumpkin into wedges, then peel the wedges with your vegetable peeler to 3 to 4 inch cubes.

Cook in a non electric pressure cooker

  • On medium heat, add oil.
  • Add in asafoetida, 2 whole dried red chili peppers, and cumin seeds. Once the cumin seeds splutter add in the pumpkin and stir.
  • Add in salt, and stir well. Next add in water and mix. Close the lid and pressure cook on high heat for 2 to 3 whistles, roughly 7 to 8 minutes. Once done quick release the pressure and open the lid and turn on medium heat. Using a large spoon crush the pumpkin with the back of the spoon. Finally top off with dried mint leaves and serrano peppers and turn off heat.

In a pot

  • On medium heat, add oil.
  • Add in asafoetida, 2 whole dried red chili peppers, and cumin seeds. Once the cumin seeds splutter add in the pumpkin and stir. Add in salt, and stir well. Next add in 1 cup water and mix.
  • Cook covered until water gets absorbed, roughly 12 to 15 minutes on medium heat. Once its soft mash it with the ladle.
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