Colombo De Giraumon (Spicy Pumpkin)

Course : Vegetables
Serves: 4
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1 large onion -- finely sliced
1 clove garlic crushed
2 teaspoons curry powder
3 whole cloves -- crushed
1/2 medium red chili -- finely chopped
1 pound pumpkin -- cut in 1 inch cubes
2 medium tomatoes -- chopped
1 tablespoon sultanas
1/4 teaspoon sugar -- optional
1 medium lemon -- juice only
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon salt and pepper

Preparation / Directions:

First, heat the oil in a heavy pan and then add the onion. Saute until it is transparent and then add the garlic and cook that also. Next put in the curry powder, ground cloves, the chopped tomatoes, sultanas and sugar. Sprinkle the lemon juice over. Cover, and cook very gently for 30-40 minutes or until pumpkin is tender, stirring frequently to ensure that it does not catch. Season and serve to accompany main dishes and rice.

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