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Kumror Chhokka  Recipe

Red pumpkin dish, a favourite of the Bengali.

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Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 21-25 minutes

Servings : 4

Kumror Chhokka

Main Ingredients

Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu),





Level Of Cooking



  • Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) peeled and cut into cubes
    500 grams
  • Mustard oil
    2 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds
    1 tablespoon
  • Ginger paste
    1 teaspoon
  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked
    1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli pepper
    1 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Sugar
    to taste


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds. When their colour begins to change, add pumpkin and sauté for about five to seven minutes.

Step 2

Add ginger paste and split Bengal gram, mix well and cook for a few minutes.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and sugar. Mix well, add three-fourth cup of water and cook till the water is absorbed and the pumpkin is cooked. Serve hot.

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