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Chingudi Kakharu Chadchadi ( Shrimp with Pumpkin)

As promised here is a pumpkin recipe from Orissa. 

Ingredients:

  1. Shrimp- 1/2 pound
  2. Pumpkin(Kakharu) - 1 pound
  3. Phutana- 1 teaspoon 
  4. Garlic - 6 cloves
  5. Turmeric - 2 teaspoon 
  6. Salt: As per taste
  7. green chillis- 2 
  8. Dry red chillis - 2
  9. Tamarind paste - 1 teaspoon 
  10. Oil

Procedure:
Peel shrimp and wash well. Marinate with salt and 1 teaspoon turmeric.
Cut kakharu into thin long (1 inch) pieces.
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a pan. When hot, add kakharu and 1 teaspoon turmeric and salt. Cook covered for 5 mins
under medium flame. Then add the shrimp to the kakharu and cook them together till kakharu is soft. Take off the stove.
Crush 2 cloves of garlic and set aside. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil, add phutana, dry red chillis and crushed garlic.
When they start to brown, add kakharu and shrimp to it. Cook on high flame. Add tamarind paste and stir well.
Crush rest of the garlic with chopped green chilli and add to the kakharu. Stir well for 2 more minutes and take it off the stove.
Enjoy this yummy dish with rice and let me know how are your halloween preperation going.
Till then happy blogging.
Rakhee

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