How to make Baked Red Pumpkin Masala -

Red pumpkin gets a tasty makeover when mixed with masalas and baked

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) (लाल कद्दू/ भोपला), Onions (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Baked Red Pumpkin Masala

Baked Red Pumpkin Masala Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Baked Red Pumpkin Masala Recipe

  • Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) peeled 450 grams

  • Onions 3 medium

  • Garlic cloves 10-15

  • Ginger 1 inch

  • Green chillies 5-6

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Black peppercorns 7-8

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Dried mango powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder roasted 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Cut pumpkin into small cubes and put into a bowl. Cut onions into small cubes.

Step 2

Put garlic cloves, ginger and green chillies in a chopper and chop finely.

Step 3

Take a rectangular ovenproof glass dish and put pumpkin and onion cubes in it. Put the chopped garlic-ginger-green chillies over it.

Step 4

Add bay leaves, black peppercorns, cumin seeds, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, dried mango powder, cumin powder, salt, lemon juice and oil and mix well with two spoons.

Step 5

Cook in the oven at 220° C for 8-10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 180° C and cook for 8-10 minutes more.

Step 6

Take it out of the oven and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.