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Kaddu Ki Sabji (Spicy Pumpkin Recipe)

Updated on December 14, 2011

Spicy Pumpkin

Kaddu ki sabji is a popular dish served with roti, puri or parathas in northern India and Pakistan and commonly served for holidays, festivals and other special occasions. In India, its traditionally served for Navrati, a nine-day long fast in honor of the goddess Durga. Kaddu, or pumpkin, is one of the vegetables that can be eaten during the fast. It has a slightly sweet flavor that is nicely offset by the heat of the chilis and the tang of the mango powder. This dish is packed with nutrition, tasty and easy to prepare. Give it a try.

Serves 4. Preparation time: Approx. 30 minutes.

Ingredients

approx 4 cups of cubed pumpkin
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 chilis chopped
1/2 tsp fenugreek seed
1/2 tsp cumin seed
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp mango powder
1/2 tsp sugar
red pepper to taste
salt to taste
2 Tb oil

Directions

Heat the oil in small wok (khadia) or skillet and when hot add the fenugreek and cumin seeds and let them sizzle until brown. You can check the readiness of the oil by dropping one seed and if it immediately sizzles, its ready. Turn the heat down a little and add onion, garlic and chilis. Cook until the onions are nicely browned but take care to not burn the garlic. Add the spices and pumpkin and toss. Turn the heat to low and cover. This dish will produce and cook in its own steam. Toss occasionally until pumpkin is thoroughly soft. Serve and enjoy.


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    • Moon Lightened profile imageAUTHOR

      Moon Lightened 

      6 years ago from Delhi, India

      Chut, thank you for leaving your comment. It is really a tasty dish. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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      CHUT 

      6 years ago

      I MADE IT ITS VERY TASTY AND DELICIOUS

    • Moon Lightened profile imageAUTHOR

      Moon Lightened 

      6 years ago from Delhi, India

      I was remiss in not responding to all of your generous comments. It's a great recipe and I hope everyone who tries it enjoys it!

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      Paul Cronin 

      6 years ago from Winnipeg

      That looks delish, great pic and recipe, thanks for sharing! Voted Up!

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      gailalovesbijou 

      6 years ago from Wyomissing, PA

      Now I know what to do with the chunks of pumpkin I have in my freezer. I have all the spices for your delicious sounding recipe except for the mango powder. I will put that on my list. Thank you! Voted up, useful, interesting, and bookmarked.

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      CarliFrenneman 

      6 years ago

      Ahhh this looks so good! My friend and I were just talking about how we love pumpkin EVERYTHING, but our list was limited to lattes, pie and stuffed pasta. This looks delicious! Thanks for posting!

    • Moon Lightened profile imageAUTHOR

      Moon Lightened 

      6 years ago from Delhi, India

      StarCreate, I would imagine you could try a twist of fresh squeezed lemon juice but be sparing. Maybe just a little dab. Definitely give it a try. I've been nuts about this dish since the first time I tried it and I want the whole world to taste it! lol

    • Moon Lightened profile imageAUTHOR

      Moon Lightened 

      6 years ago from Delhi, India

      I agree with you. And for many this is the time of year in the west that pumpkin comes into season.

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      StarCreate 

      6 years ago from Spain

      I was just going to ask about the mango powder, is there any other ingredient you could recommend as a potential substitute if necessary? I am always looking for tasty new veggie ideas!

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      asmaiftikhar 

      6 years ago from Pakistan

      Dear moon that is really a useful and tasty hub and kadu is very good for the health so i would like to say all hubbers try this recipe to get the benefits of pumpkin.keeeep it up!

    • Moon Lightened profile imageAUTHOR

      Moon Lightened 

      6 years ago from Delhi, India

      The first time I made this recipe I was a bit put off at the thought but its flavor is amazing and its so easy to make. I would imagine the dish would "work" without the mango powder if you can't locate any at a local Indian market. I know it can be purchased online. I'm sure it would still be fantastic without it. That's the cool thing about cooking. You can adapt anything to your own tastes!

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Hello Moon Lightened, a beautifully presented recipe that I would like to try, need to get my spices together for this one, but it is inspiring especially now in our pumpkin season here. Regards, snakeslane

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