How to make Kabab Pethe Ke -

Crisp fried ashgourds.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Ash gourd (petha) (पेठा),

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

Kabab Pethe Ke

Kabab Pethe Ke Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Kabab Pethe Ke Recipe

  • Ash gourd (petha) 500 grams

  • Onion 1/2 small

  • Garlic 6 cloves

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 3/4 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Wash and cut ash gourd into two inches by two inches pieces without peeling. Remove seeds and give four gashes crosswise without cutting through the skin. Puncture the skin lightly from the back. Peel, wash and chop garlic finely.

Step 2

Peel, wash and grind onion finely. Clean, wash and finely chop coriander leaves. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai to smoking point. Remove from heat and cool a bit. Heat again and fry ash gourd pieces, a few at a time, on medium heat till brown.

Step 3

Drain onto an absorbent paper and keep aside. Heat two tablespoons of oil in another kadai and add cumin seeds and garlic. Sauté till golden, add onion paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and sauté till the ghee surfaces.

Step 4

Add fried ash gourd pieces and mix. Add two cups of water and salt. Cover and simmer on low heat till all the water has been absorbed.

Step 5

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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