Thursday, July 13, 2017


Pumpkin leaves are very nutritious and are rich in vitamins and minerals. The health benefits of this leaves are that it lowers cholesterol, it has hypoglycemic effect which helps reducing sugar levels, Fights against cancer,  treats anemia and many more. We konkani's just love this alot. Once I got to have a look at those leaves at mglore shop and in no time I got them. I make upkari and sometimes if I got extra leaves, I surly end up preparing patras as well which is yet another popular dish of konkani cuisine.
This upkari goes well with any simple daal or rasam meals. The coconut in this gives you a nice crunchy flavour and thus your lunch can't get any more comforting :)


1 Bunch of Pumpkin leaves

2 tsp Mustard seeds

1 tbsp Urad dal

1/2 tsp Methi seeds

1/4 cup Grated Coconut

2 Green chilly

2 tsp Chilly powder

1/2 tsp Turmeric pd

1 tbsp Coconut oil

Water to sprinkle(if needed)

Salt to taste.


Clean the leaves, drain and roughly chop them. Keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Drop it urad dal and methi seeds and fry till slight brown. Add green chilli and stir for a min. Put roughly chopped leaves with salt and mix well. Cover with a lid and sim the flame for about 10 min. The leaves will get cooked in its own water.

In another plate, combine the grated coconut with red chilly pd and turmeric pd and make it like a masala. Once the leaves gets cooked, add the masala and mix well.

Serve hot.