How to make Sweet & Sour Pumpkin -

A sweet and sour red pumpkin preparation cooked in a jiffy .

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Pumpkin (लाल कद्दू), Green chillies (हरी मिर्च )

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh

Course : Desserts

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Sweet & Sour Pumpkin

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The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is synonymous with a wide variety as every city in this state offers a different but equally sumptuous cuisine for the gourmet. Most families in Uttar Pradesh eat vegetarian food, although meat delicacies cooked in the Awadh style are world famous. Average cuisines in Uttar Pradesh revolve around the simple, vegetable curries of all kinds. But there is a predominance of fried foods which are a must especially during festivals and special occasions. 
The irresistible Mughlai food is reminiscent of the Nawabi and the Mughal glory. The world renowned Dum Pukht (means ‘to breathe and to cook’) cuisine owes its excellence to the fact that the food, sealed in a dish and slow-cooked in its own juices, retains its entire natural aromas and flavours. Lucknow is famous for its biryanis and different meat preparations. A very interesting aspect of Awadh cuisine is the inspiration it draws from a myriad sources - seasons and celebrations, flora and fauna, personalities, poetry and colour.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Sweet & Sour Pumpkin Recipe

  • Pumpkin 1/2 kilogram

  • Green chillies 3

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Curry leaves 4-5

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar 2 teaspoon

  • Curry powder 1/2 teaspoon

Method

Step 1

Peel, wash and halve pumpkin. Remove the fibrous parts and seeds and cut into one inch sized cubes.

Step 2

Remove stems, wash and slit green chillies. Peel, wash and chop ginger.

Step 3

Wash and pat dry curry leaves.

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