As far as KB is concerned there had been not much ponderings on what to make for the first post of the year or should I say decade...? Oh yes, it is the starting of a decade, right? But 'nothing complicated', I decided. Simplicity is the best way with which you could begin a new year. I thought of posting the simple yet delicious pumpkin thoran which goes very well with rice. Though it is not the pumpkin season, pumpkins are still available in market at reasonable price and I made it the way my mom used to make it... back home with raw pumpkins. Raw pumpkins in kerala where more of a light greenish colour and tasted fantastic when cooked. Though butter pumpkins are deep yellow in colour, they taste almost similar to the green pumpkins of kerala. So I used butter pumpkin for the dish.