Here in Kerala, we get two varieties of pumpkin. One is generally referred to as “Mathan” which is pumpkin in general. It is the typically yellow/ orange on the outside with a somewhat ribbed skin and a deeper orange on the inside.The other less common variety of pumpkin called “Pachcha Mathan”. This pumpkin is very tender and a lighter yellow in colour, almost green. This is the variety I have used. You can make this curry with the yellow pumpkin as well.
The other, which we call “Pachcha Mathan” is also the same shape and ridged but the outer skin is a mottled green and light yellow/ creamish colour while it is a pale orange/ yellow on the inside. This variety of pumpkin is tastier when cooked and I happened to come across it in the market here.