How to make Caramelised Pumpkin Chicken Curry -

An unusual curry – chicken cooked with roasted pumpkin puree and masalas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Red pumpkin, Boneless chicken breasts (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Caramelised Pumpkin Chicken Curry

Caramelised Pumpkin Chicken Curry 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 : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Caramelised Pumpkin Chicken Curry Recipe

  • Red pumpkin peeled and sliced thinly 200 grams

  • Boneless chicken breasts 4

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Roasted cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tomato puree 1/2 cup

  • Green chilli 1/2

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • A fresh mint sprig for garnish


Step 1

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan, add pumpkin slices and little salt, mix, cover and cook on high heat till pumpkin is cooked and caramelises.

Step 2

Heat 2 tbsps oil in another non-stick pan. Cut chicken into medium sized pieces and put in this pan and sauté for 2 minutes. Add ginger-garlic paste and mix. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add cumin powder to the chicken and mix. Cover and cook.

Step 4

When the pumpkin gets slightly burnt, put it into a mixer jar. Add tomato puree and grind. Add green chilli and grind again.

Step 5

Add ½ cup water to the chicken and mix. Add the pumpkin paste and mix. Add salt and garam masala powder and mix. Cover and cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes or till chicken is done.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve garnished with fresh mint sprig.

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