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Pumpkin Curry aka Gummadikaya koora

Pumpkin Curry - Gummadikaya Koora Andhra Style

Discover easy to make Andhra Gummadikaya Koora (Pumpkin curry) recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine andhra, Indian
Servings 3
Calories 140 kcal


  • 1 cup Pumpkin Finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Oil 
  • 1 tsp Cumin 
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 inch Ginger 
  • 5 Green chillies
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Finely chopped


  • Wash the pumpkin and peel the skin. Use the knife to remove the skin as pumpkin skin is hard to peel with a peeler.
  • Finely chop the pumpkin and keep aside.
  • Take a thick bottomed pan. Heat oil in it.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the cumin and mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add turmeric to the oil.
  • Now add the pumpkin pieces and stir well.
  • In the meanwhile make a coarse paste of the green chillies and ginger by adding required amount of salt to it. Keep aside.
  • Cook till the pumpkin becomes soft. Do not cover with a lid as pumpkin oozes lot of water. We are not making a gravy curry. So make sure not to cover with a lid.
  • We do not add salt also while the pumpkin is cooked as it helps to release the water from the pumpkin.
  • Once the pumpkin is cooked, add the green chillies and the ginger paste and mix well with a spatula.
  • Add the coriander powder and stir well.
  • Cover with a lid and cook for 2 mins.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander and turn off the flame.


* If you do not like the taste of ginger and green chilli paste, substitute it with red chilli powder and a teaspoon of dry mango powder. It tastes equally delicious.
** Try substituting ginger with few pods of garlic when you cook it next time.
*** The base curry is the same but adding your unique flavour to the curry will definitely help you find which taste suits you the best.
Keyword pumpkin recipes, sweet pumpkin curry, veg recipes