Pumpkin cowpea (thattaipayiru) koottu
This is a tasty and nutritious curry/koottu. Eating two or more ingredients together provides a bigger health benefit than if you eat each food separately. Thus you have the inevitable combination of turmeric and pepper, coconut and cumin seeds, spinach and paneer/paruppu etc. This koottu is heavy on the coconut and this is invariably accompanied by cumin seeds.
In a separate kadai pop mustard in coconut oil and then add red chillies and sliced onions When nicely browned add the remaining the grated coconut and fry till brown.
Add curry leaves and then add to the pumpkin and bring to a boil. Serve with rice. Serves 6.