II Khatta - Meetha Kadoo (Sweet -n- sour Pumpkin) II


Ingredients: ( Serves : 4-5)

  • 400 gms. Yellow Pumpkin
  • A pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 1/2 tsp. Fenugreek seeds (Meyhi Dana)
  • 1 tbsp. grated Ginger
  • 2 Green chillies, finely  chopped
  • 2 tsp. Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. Red chilli powder or to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • 11/2 tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Coriander, washed and finely chopped
  • 3-4 tbsp. Oil

Preperation :

  • Peel, wash and cut pumpkin into !" pieces.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Add Asafoetida, fenugreek seeds. Now add ginger. When it turns brown add green chillies and pumpkin and mix.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and  red chilli powder and mix well. Cover and cook on a medium heat for 10-12 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  • Now add sugar and lemon juice, mix well. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes or until done. The pumpkin pieces should look like mashed.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve hot with pooris.

Variation : In place of Lemon juice. 1 tbsp. Tamarind extract can be used. Add the extarct when pumpkin is almost cooked.

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