Pumpkin chutney / Parangikai chutney

Written by: 7aumsuvai
Chutney plays important role in all south Indian households, because our regular breakfast and dinner will be either idly or dosai. Every time making the same chutney is like boring so now a days I started making chutneys with available vegetables at home. I made chutney with pumpkin or parangikai, which came out really well.

Pumpkin chutney

      • 1 cup – Pumpkin / parangikai grated (tightly packed)
      • 5 to7 nos – Sambar onion / small onion
      • 1 or 2 nos – Dry red chillies (as needed)
      • 2 tbsp – Grated coconut
      • 1/2 tsp – Bengal gram / chana dhal
      • 1/2 tsp – Split black gram / Ulunthu / urad dhal
      • 1 tbsp – Fresh curry leaves
      • 1 pinch – Tamarind piece
      • Salt as needed
      • 1 tsp – Oil
      • 1 tbsp – Sesame oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram / Ulunthu
      • 1 tbsp – Fresh curry leaves
      • 1 pinch – Asafoetida
Pumpkin chutney process
Preparation method:
  1. Heat oil in a pan, add bengal gram and split black gram, dry red chillies and fresh curry leaves, saute until they are slightly golden brown.
  2. Add sambar onion and saute until they are half done. Then add grated pumpkin and saute until they are completely. Lastly add grated coconut and switch off the stove, allow the mixture to cool completely.
  3. Grind the sauteed mixture along with tamarind and salt in a mixer grinder to a coarse paste. Finally season it with items given in the list for seasoning and serve with hot idly and dosai.
Pumpkin chutney
  • Consistency of this chutney should be coarse paste not fine paste.
  • Increase or decrease the amount of red chillies according to your spice level.
Pumpkin chutney


  1. Innovative chutney... Stunning clicks

  2. looks creamy is it very sweet Shanthi? if not I will try

    1. No it wont taste sweet..you have to add more red chillies...

  3. super delicious Shanthi, I have bookmarked it... really beautiful chutney...

  4. like the tempering :) its delicious..

  5. Very innovative recipe,loved ur cute flower!!

  6. Interesting and delicious chutney.. Love the presentation..

  7. love this chutney idea...am sure this will be a different to taste

  8. Ohhhh mouth watering!!!!!!thanx for the recipe

  9. wonderful presentation n healthy as well...

  10. Never knew u cud make chutney with pumpkin.. It is tempting :)

  11. I love any kind of chutneys, just that I don't pumpkin because my other half is afraid that its not suitable for his diabetic. On the other hand, its my fav and usually I cook when he is not around.

    The dish is really inviting and adore the outcome.

  12. I had bought some pumpkin and was wondering what to do. Your step by step is awe inspiring. I tried it , added extra red chilli and it was delicious.Thanks


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