Pumpkin Vine Tips


1 lb. Pumpkin vine tips, washed, peeled, cut into 1-in. pieces
3 dried red chilies
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon whole szechuan pepper
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
1 teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons clarified butter
Salt to taste
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth


In a non-stick pan heat 3 tablespoons of clarified butter. Splutter fenugreek seeds, whole timur musturd seeds, and cumin seeds until they turn dark. 
Fry dried red chilies for 15 sec. till it turns dark. Add garlic, ginger, ground pepper, cumin, and turmeric; fry for 1 min in low heat. 
Add pumpkin vine tips to the spice-mixture, and stir-fry for about 2 min. Salt it. 
To the stir-fry mixture, add broth, and let simmer until the vine tips are tender and the excess liquid has evaporated off. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve with rice.