Aug 12, 2013

Khatta Meetha Kaddu/ Pumpkin Curry

Again come with very common vegetable Pumpkin recipe, i.e. “Khatta Meetha Kaddu” or “Pumpkin Curry”. Pumpkin is gourd like squash in yellow and round shape.  Pumpkin curry or Kaddu ki sabzi is very easy and simple to prepare, for this you have to just chop the pumpkin and cook with spices. You can serve this sabzi with chapatti and poori. But poori and raita are best accompaniments with this curry. The main meals are served Kaddu ki sabzi, Poori, Raita, Halwa (Indian pudding) and Aloo ki sabzi in every religious ceremony in North India Specially.

Preparation Time: 12 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Veg Curry

500gm Yellow Pumpkin
2 Tbsp. Clarifying Butter/ Ghee
1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
1 Tbsp. Coriander Powder
1 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
Salt to Taste
1/2 Tbsp. Sugar
1/2 Lemon Juice
Green Coriander, Chopped for garnishing
For Tempering
1/2 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
1/4 Tsp. Fenugreek Seeds/ Methi Dana
1/4 Tsp. Dried Pomegranate Seeds/ Anardana
2-3 Whole Red Chili, Dried
Pinch of Asafoetida

Wash, peel and chop the pumpkin into cubes.
Mix all tempering ingredients except red chili and crush them into ground form.
Heat the ghee into deep bottom wok or kadai. Add crushed tempering ingredients and peppers.
When they start splutter, add chopped pumpkin. Add spices and mix well.
Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes till to soft.
Add sugar and lemon juice, mix and cook again for 5minutes.
Add chopped green coriander for garnishing and serve hot with pooris and raita.

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