Sri Lanka Wattakka (Curried Pumpkin) Recipe

Step 1

Wash the pumpkin and cut the top quarter off. Scoop out the flesh to within 2 cm of sides and cube. Put the shell on one side for using later. Slice the onion and chile and crush the garlic. Heat the oil and fry the onion and chile together with the curry leaves. When the onion is soft add the pumpkin, salt, pepper, turmeric and thin coconut milk and cook until the pumpkin is' done. Pour the Coconut milk, thick onto the ground rice, mustard and garlic and add to the pumpkin mixture, stirring as it thickens. Bring to the boil and simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and spoon into pump- kin shell. Sprinkle with the curry powder and lime juice.

Things You'll Need

  • 450g Pumpkin
  • 25g Onion
  • 2 Chile, fresh
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 50ml Oil
  • Curry leaf sprigs
  • 1ts Salt
  • 1/4ts Pepper, black
  • 1/4ts Turmeric
  • 350ml Coconut milk, thin
  • 100ml Coconut
  • 25g Rice, ground
  • 1ts Mustard seed, ground
  • Curry powder
  • 1/2ts Lime juice

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