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This lip smacking pumpkin recipe is a favorite of north Indians. A very healthy avatar of the traditional version without losing its flavor and its nutrition.Loaded with vitamin A and antioxidant carotenoids, particularly alpha and beta-carotenes, it's a good source of vitamins C, K, and E, and lots of minerals, including magnesium, potassium, and iron.


Pumpkin chopped
: 1/2 Kg
Cooking oil
: 1 tsp
Saunf (Aniseed fennel seed)
: 1 tsp
Kalunji Nigella
: 1 tsp
Methi powder ( fenugreek)
: 1 tsp
: To taste
Turmeric powder
: 1/4 tsp
Red chille pwdr
: 1 tsp
Coriander powder
: 1 1/2 tsp
Ginger grated finely
: 1/2 inch
Green chillies chopped finely
: 1
Sugar(can be varied as per taste from 1 to 2 tsp)
: 1/2 tsp
Lime juice
: 1 tsp
Chopped coriander
:to garnish

Pumpkin Indian Style


  • Grate ginger finely
  • Chop green chillies
  • Make a thick paste of turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chillies powder and salt in 1/2 a tsp of water.
  • Heat oil for 2 min on micro high.
  • Fenugreek seeds,aniseed,and nigella.
  • Micro high for one minutes.
  • Add the paste of spices, stir and micro high for one minute.
  • Add pumpkin and micro high for 6 minutes. Stir in between twice.
  • Add the sugar stir well and micro for one minute.
  • Finally add lime juice and cook for another one minute.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander
  • A great accompaniment would be hot pooris or parathas.
  • Goes well in combination with Indian Dal (pulses),rice, curd too.