Pumpkin Stew

Have you got lots of pumpkins sitting around? I have got a solution!  Add this delicious meal to the list of your Halloween season dishes! It is a unique Persian dish particular to the southern province of Bushehr, called khoresh-e kadoo savaaheli.

Ingredients (serving 3): Veal or beef , 300 gr., cleaned, washed and cut in small pieces. Pumpkin, half a kilo, peeled, brushed seedless and cut in small pieces.  Onion, 1 medium, thinly sliced. Garlic, 2 cloves, smashed. Split yellow peas, 3 tbsp. Tomato paste 1 tbsp. diluted in 2 tbsp. warm water. Tamarind sauce, 1 tbsp. Turmeric, 1 teaspoon. Powdered red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon (or more if you like spicy hot).  Oil, 2-3 tbsp.  Salt and water, as needed.

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