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Khatta Meetha Kaddu Recipe

Khatta Meetha Kaddu
How to make Khatta Meetha Kaddu

A fairly simple kaddu. Pumpkin chunks cooked with sweet and sour flavors of tamarind, chillies, a hint of sugar and a whole lot of spices. Kaddu Ki Sabzi is one of the popular dishes prepared during Navratri fast, religious ceremony, festivals and weddings.It's sweet and savory amazing taste can't be compared with any other vegetable. The exclusive combination of sweet and tangy flavour of this dish will remain fresh in your mind for the longest of time.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 05 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Khatta Meetha Kaddu

  • 750 gm pumpkin (kaddu/sitaphal)
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida (heeng)
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi dana) - roasted and pounded coarsely
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf) - roasted and pounded coarsely
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) - roasted and pounded coarsely
  • 1 Tbsp thinly shredded ginger
  • 3-4 whole red chillies
  • Salt - to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 Tbsp coriander (dhania) powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • Tamarind pulp made from 20 gm tamarind
  • 1 Tbsp chopped coriander (dhania) leaves to garnish

How to Make Khatta Meetha Kaddu

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Peel the pumpkin if using the red variety. Scoop out the fibres and seeds in the centre before cutting it into 2-3 cms cubes.
Heat the oil in a kadahi and add the asafoetida, the coarsely pounded fenugreek, fennel and cumin seeds. When they begin to splutter, add the ginger and the whole red chillies.
Sauté till lightly coloured and add the pumpkin.
Stir-fry on high heat till it looks glossy.
Add salt, turmeric, garam masala, coriander powder, chilli powder and sugar. Mix well.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer till cooked through. Stir 3-4 times.
Add tamarind, cook for 2-3 minutes, and serve hot, garnished with chopped coriander leaves.
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