Pumpkin (Kaddu):

Pumpkin is highly nutritious and rich in Vitamin A. It is a very good antioxidant and helps to boost immunity. It is a low calorie food and hence may help weight loss.

Its very delicious and has various variations and dishes. Watch the video here for Kashmiri style quick recipe of pumpkin.

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Objective: Learn how to cook Pumpkin curry in Kashmiri Style

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes

Total time: 25-30 minutes

Servings: 4-5

Cuisine: Indian (Kashmiri)

Watch the video here for step by step process of making Pumpkin (Kaddu):

Video duration: 04:54 minutes.

Kaddu (Pumpkin)


Recipe Specific Ingredients:

Pumpkin: 750 Gms

Spice Ingredients:

Asafoetida: 1 pinch

Cumin Seeds: 1 tea spoon

Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp

Fennel Powder: 2 tea spoons

Pepper Corn: 1 tsp

Big Cardamom: 2-3 Pieces

Cinnamon: 1 piece of 1 inc

Basic Ingedients:

Salt: 1 tsp (as per taste)

Red Chilly Powder: 1 tea spoon

Mustard Oil: 2 spoons

How to Prepare for making Pumpkin:

Clean the pumpkin, peel it and chop into small pieces.

Grind 2 large cardamoms, 1 inch cinnamon, 1 tsp pepper corns to fine powder.

How to cook Pumpkin:

Heat some oil (1 spoon) in a pan.

Add a pinch of asafoetida, 1 tsp cumin seeds and saute well.

Frying Pumpkins in a pan

Add the pumpkins to the pan and shallow fry it. keep stirring till golden brown.

Add 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp red chilly powder, 1 tsp fennel powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and mix well.

Add 1/2 glass of water and mix well.

Add grinded spices and mix well again.

Cover the lid and simmer it for 4-5 minutes.

It is ready to serve.

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