Gummadikaya Kura (pumpkin Lentil Curry Andhra Style)
I am new to pumpkin, in the sense it was something used in sambar or erissery- two traditional South Indian curries often made home. I then started experimenting pumpkin in North Indian flavours but I found them too sweet. That's when I got hold of few Andhra recipes from my friend's mother in law. I make friends with anyone who can give me authentic recipes and I have a lot of friends from my mother's generation for this reason. I feel their recipes are going to die very soon if not archived like this. And though this curry is nowhere close to how my neighbor's mother in law prepared, I love it. Every spice powder of theirs was pounded and made at home and maybe so my curry tasted different. Nevertheless, I am happy to have discovered this curry and I can be sure it is here to stay. It is super tangy so if you don't like your curries tangy you may not enjoy this curry.