Saturday, March 24, 2012

Kadu ki Sabzi (Pumpkin) (Navratri Special)

Pumpkin (Kadu) is a vegetable which is not liked by one and all. But when it is cooked properly it makes a great dish. In Lucknow, you have places like Madhurima Sweets and Netram who serves Poori ki thali which serve kadu ki sabji also along with the kachoris. It tastes great,.
I am making this sabji on the occasion of Navratri as I like eating it wid the katu ke aate ki puris.
As I have made for the vrat, so I have not added any onions and garlic. For making it on regular days, before cooking the pumpkin 

500gms Pumpkin (Kadu)
1tbsp Mustard Seeds (Rai)
Kadu ki Sabzi
2 Whole Red Chilies
7-8 Curry leaves
2 Green Chilies
1tsp Ginger Paste
2tbsp Desi Ghee
Sendha Salt to taste
1tbsp Cumin Powder
1tbsp Coriander Powder
1tsp Garam Masala powder
1tsp Sugar
1tsp Mango Powder (amchur)
Fresh Coriander


  • Clean and wash the pumpkin.
  • Now chop it into thin slices.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add in mustard seeds + curry leaves + whole red chilies.
  • Then add in chopped Green Chilies + Ginger paste.
  • When it stops to clutter, add in sliced pumpkin into the kadahi.
  • Mix well.
  • Now add in sendha namak.
  • Let the pumpkin cook on low flame.
  • It will take around 20-25 minutes to cook the pumpkin well.
  • Keep stirring from time to time.
  • After 25 minutes add in Cumin powder + Coriander powder + Garam Masala powder + Sugar + Red chilly powder + Amchur.
  • Mix all this well.
  • Let it cook on low flame again for 10-15 minutes.
  • If required add little water.
  • Put fresh coriander.
  • Serve hot.

  • As I have made for the vrat, so I have not added any onions and garlic. 
  • For making it on regular days just add in julienned onions and garlic paste.
  • You can also make it in the pressure cooker if u have less time.

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