Parangikai Puli Kuzhambu | Yellow Pumpkin Kulambu

 Parangikai Puli Kuzhambu | Yellow Pumpkin Kulambu 

Parangikai Puli Kuzhambu

Parangikai puli Kuzhambu is a delectable traditional Tamil Nadu style Kuzhambu variety made with yellow pumpkin, tamarind extract and  masala powders. Yellow pumpkin also known as parangikai in Tamil is a fibre rich pumpkin variety. Mostly we make parangikai Kootu or Poriyal but this parangikai puli Kulambu is a must try delicious Kulambu variety that can be paired with steamed rice or idli, dosa ,chapati, poori,appam ,idiyappam, Pongal etc..
Check out how to make this yummy parangikai puli Kulambu recipe below.


Parangikai / yellow pumpkin-200 gms  cubed

Tamarind extract-1 cup (from lemon sized tamarind) 

Small onions-15-20 nos (you can use big onions too)

Tomato-1-2 nos

Garlic-10-12 nos

Turmeric powder-1/2 Tsp

Red chilli powder-2 Tsps

Coriander powder-3 Tsps 

Mustard Seeds-1/2 tsp 

Fenugreek seeds-1/2 Tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2 Tsp

Fennel seeds-1 Tsp

Salt to taste

Curry leaves 

Jaggery-1 Tsp

Gingelly oil -2-3 Tbsps 

Recipe Video 


👉Heat gingelly oil in a kadai add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds , curry leaves and allow it to splutter. 

👉Add garlic and small onions and sauté well. 

👉Next add tomatoes and sauté.

👉Add yellow pumpkin and sauté for a minute then add 1/4 cup water and cook covered with lid for 2 minutes.

👉Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder  coriander powder and sauté for few seconds.

👉Now add tamarind extract , 1 cup water and required salt mix well and boil until the Kulambu thickens to desired consistency .

👉Add jaggery mix well and switch off the gas.

👉Serve hot with steamed rice drizzled with ghee.

Preparation Time-20 mins


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