3 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi)
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 medium onion (sliced)
1 clove garlic (slivered)
2 dried chillis (broken into small pieces)
Some curry leaves
1 kg pumpkin (peeled and cut into small pieces)
A small pinch of sugar
Heat oil and fry fenugreek and mustard seeds for about 30 seconds.
Then add onion, garlic, chilli pieces and curry leaves and stir-fry for one minute.
Then add pumpkin and sugar and some salt. Mix well, cover and cook till pumpkin is cooked and rather mushy. (Sprinkle a little water over mixture if needed).
Off the heat, sprinkle over some thyme.
Variation: The pumpkin can be cooked without the fenugreek and mustard seeds.
NOTE: We would like to say a big thank you to the author of the recipe book called "Mauritian Delights", Mrs Lalita Sookhee, who has kindly given us the authorisation to copy some of the recipes that are in her book. If you wish to buy the "Mauritian Delights" recipe book which contains over 300 absolutely delicious mauritian recipes, please contact Mrs Lalita Sookee at Lsookhee@usa.net or Connect@netcourrier.com.