pumpkin masala

Tasty and healthy comfort food from scratch! Bring the taste of the Indian cuisine to your dining table. This recipe is so easy, and you only need good quality of masala spices. You kitchen smells terrific and the taste is massive! When you about to dine, play this track ‘Shine In The Night’ from Freiboitar! Groovy and spicy track, and the perfect fit to combine with this flavorful pumpkin masala dish. The beautiful summerish sounds will let you experience a little bit of India. 

I used masala spices from Jonnie Boer, available in many supermarkets in the Netherlands. I tried the Garam Masala spices, which is a blend with spices like: cumin and cardamom. This is perfect for Indian dishes with fish, chicken and vegetables. It’s smells só goood! I wanted to make a vegetarian dish, but this works perfectly with chicken too!

Ingredients (2 persons)
200 gr pumpkin or chicken
150  gr basmati rice
100 gr tomato pulp
70   gr yoghurt
4 tl masala spice
1 onion
1/2 garlic clove
2 tl sugar
sesame seeds
coriander (if you like)

Foodmelodies masala from scratch

This is how you do it ►
Preheat the oven at 200 degrees. Cut the pumpkin/chicken in cubes and chop the onion and garlic. Bake the pumpkin, onions and garlic in a pan (with a pinch of masala spices) for about 3 minutes and start with the masala sauce. Mix the yoghurt, tomato pulp, masala spices and sugar in a ovendish.

Add pumpkin mixture to the masala sauce, and put in the oven for 20 minutes. Boil water for the basmati rice, and cook for 10-12 minutes. Before serving add some sesame seeds tot the rice. Garnish the pumpkin masala with coriander and sesame seeds.


Enjoy! ♥

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