How to make Kaddu Ki Sabzi -

Sweet ans spicy pumpkin curry.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Pumpkin (लाल कद्दू), Melon seeds (magaz) (मगज़ के बीज )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Kaddu Ki Sabzi

Kaddu Ki Sabzi 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kaddu Ki Sabzi Recipe

  • Pumpkin 500 grams

  • Melon seeds (magaz) 1 tablespoons

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 2

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Coriander powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1 1/2 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Oil 2-3 tablespoon


Step 1

Peel the skin of pumpkin and thinly slice into medium pieces.

Step 2

Heat oil in a pressure cooker.Slice the onions.

Step 3

Add cumin seeds to the cooker and when they change colour, add onions. Sauté till brown. Slit green chillies and add.

Step 4

Combine mustard seeds and fennel seeds in a grinder jar. Grind coarsely and add to the pan. Mix well.

Step 5

Add pumpkin pieces, salt, coriander powder, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Mix well.

Step 6

Add a little water and mix well. Add amchur, sugar and melon seeds. Mix, cover and cook on low heat till 1-2 whistles are given out.

Step 7

Remove from heat and let it stand, without removing the lid, for 4-5 minutes. Then open the lid, mash lightly and serve hot.

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