Pumpkin Rice - Simple one pot meal - lunch recipe - rice recipes

We don't get green pumpkins which have white flesh in Singapore. Last time when I visited my mum's aunt house she had those and made Bhaji.. with them. I loved the taste. When my sister visited me she passed a few of those type with my sister (so nice of her) I wanted to make Bhaji but it might be bit too much so decided to make rice with it. It tasted so wonderful

Cooked brown rice - 2.5 cup 
Grated Pumpkin - 2.5 cup (You can reduce this to 2 cup)
Onion - 1 (small. Sliced thinly)
Ginger paste - 1 teaspoon
Garlic - 1 tablespoon (finely chopped
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Bay leaf - 1
Kal pasi (stone flower) - 2
Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 4
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste


Heat the oil and add Cumin seeds, cinnamon, cardamon, cloves, bay leaf, stone flower, Fry till nice aroma released. Add Garlic and fry till slight brown in color. Add onion. Fry till transparent. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till nice aroma released.
Add Grated pumpkin, turmeric powder, Salt and chilli powder. Mix well. Fry till the Pumpkin is cooked
Add cooked rice. Mix well. And let it cook for another 3 mins in low flame. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
Switch it off and serve hot