Recipe Of The Day: Wattakka Kalu Pol Maluwa; Sri Lankan Curry
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Sri Lankan pumpkin curry, also recognised as “kalu pol wattakka”, is an incredible, smooth pumpkin curry. With the help of roasted coconut and rice, a usual Sri Lankan pumpkin curry transforms into a more luscious meal. So, if you are fond of pumpkin and love to cook it once a week, try preparing this Sri Lanka’s version of pumpkin curry next time for a change. We bet you won’t be dissatisfied with the aroma and taste. 

Kitchen equipment

  • A small grinder, a pestle or mortar to powder the roasted rice and coconut. 
  • Cooking pan or clay pot to cook the curry in it.

Ingredients of Sri Lankan Wattakka Curry 

  • Red pumpkin – 100 grams cut into small pieces 
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 pinch 
  • Mustard seeds – 1 pinch 
  • Green chilli – ½ tsp finely chopped 
  • Curry leaves – 4-5 leaves 
  • Madras curry powder – ½ tsp 
  • Coconut milk – 100 ml 
  • Turmeric – 1 pinch 
  • Oil – one teaspoon 
  • Salt – as per taste

Recipe of Sri Lankan Vattaka Curry 

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil, add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and green chillies in a pan. 
  2. Now add chopped red pumpkin to it and cook it for a minute. 
  3. Then add Madras curry powder and turmeric on top of it. 
  4. Add coconut milk to this mixture and cook it on low flame for a while. 
  5. Now cook it till it becomes soft. When you boil it, the curry will also become a little thick. 
  6. This pumpkin roasted coconut curry will go with dosas and other Sri Lankan meal plans.

Ciclo Café in Gurgaon 

Sri Lankan Wattaka Curry is specially served with hot rice on the special occasion of Halloween at Restaurant Ciclo Café in Gurgaon. This Wattakka Kalu Pol Maluwa made from the pumpkin is tasty to eat and healthy too. Do you know it contains potassium and vitamin A, which are essential for you?