It is autumn and who doesn’t like pumpkin! There are bunch of pumpkin dishes but I decided to share this one which I made as a part of my Sunday Bengali meal last weekend. Narkol die Kumror Chenchki (Narkol = Coconut, Kumro = Pumpkin) is the easiest pumpkin dish and gets done under 15 mins. If you are not a huge coconut fan, then you can even skip it in the dish. I remember my mum making this without coconut but with some cubed potatoes to be served with Porotha or Luchi on a weekend breakfast. Gone are those days of being pampered. Adulting is for real 🙂
I love the flavor of the magic paanch phoron spice used in the dish which give it a different taste over other pumpkin dishes.
Let me know how you enjoy your pumpkin.
Narkol diye Kumror chenchki
Kumror Chenchki (Stir fried Pumpkin with Coconut)
Peel and cut pumpkin into cubes. Cut them into medium to small cubes. Wash and keep them aside.
In a pan, heat oil and add the paanch phoron on medium flame. Cook it for 20 seconds and add the red dry chilli
Add the pumpkin cubes, turmeric powder and green chilli and mix everything well.
Cook this under a lid on the pan for 10 mins. Stir occasionally. This dish won't need any water as the pumpkin will release some of it while cooking.
Add the salt and sugar along with the grated coconut. Mix everything well and cook it for another 2-3 minutes. And we are done!
Garnish it with coriander leaves and enjoy it with some steamed rice and daal.