Sweet Pumpkin in Coconut-Tamarind Gravy (Sihi Kumbalakayi Gojju)

I always try to include a variety of vegetables in my diet (and in my recipes on the blog too!). With creative use of spices, even the fussy eater can fall in love with vegetables 🙂 Gojju is a Kannada term used to describe any gravy based vegetable dish. Here I have combined sweet pumpkin with a tangy gravy. The spicy red chilies, the tangy tamarind, and the slightly sweet fresh coconut perfectly blend with the taste of pumpkin. this is indeed a lip-smacking curry.This sweet pumpkin gojju reminds me of temple food in Karnataka 🙂  With just 5 or 6 ingredients readily available in your house you can whip this up in under 20 minutes.

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Did you know? Sweet pumpkin has a lot of nutrients – it is rich in Vitamin A and potassium. Pumpkin being rich in fiber will also keep you full longer! 

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Falafel spiced chickpea(Channa) sandwich

Sandwiches make for great grab-and-go lunches or even breakfasts. There are a ton of variations that you can do with a simple sandwich – add in cucumber and cream cheese, or hummus, or pesto or just cheese 🙂 The creativity does not stop there. If you have not already, check out my ‘yogurt’ cream cheese sandwich post – an amazing protein packed  healthy breakfast that can be put together in under 10 minutes.

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Brown Lentils (Sabut Masoor Dal) and Zucchini Stew (Fall Recipe)

I have not used zucchini in a while! Strange!! I generally buy zucchinis when I have a hectic week! Zucchini is super nutritious, easy and quick to cook and it also pairs well with any kind of flavor. If you have not already checked it out, I have two other great zucchini recipes on the blog – Zucchini Stir Fry(Palya/Poriyal) and Zucchini Yogurt Dip(Raitha)!

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Dates Coconut Almond Energy Bites (No Cook Recipe)

As a kid, I was never fond of dried dates! You can’t blame me – dried dates are a little hard to chew and are not really sweet 🙂 But I do like fresh pitted dates, they are quite a treat actually!! I have used date sauce and syrup in a few recipes already. Check out Dessert Crepes (Stuffed with Date sauce, fruits and nuts) and Oats-Chocolate Mug Cake.
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