- Wash and rinse the tirphal, discard the black seed inside it, it is not edible.
- Crush the the pepper slightly but do not powder it.
- Mix all ingredients in a pan, cover and cook on low flame till the pumpkin is tender.
Discard the tirphal when serving the vegetable, the pepper is not edible.
As with most of the other vegetable dishes, Ma never used oil to cook this dish too.