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Pumpkin Masala Recipe: a sweet-spicy pumpkin recipe made using basic Indian spices, vegan, glutenfree and made using very little oil. Goes with Indian entree like Dal’s, Stews, Meats or even Paratha (Indian Flatbread).
This Pumpkin Masala Recipe is a regular feature on our dinner table and it’s what I call a favorite ‘UP Wali Sabzi’.In other words, it’s a famous pumpkin vegetable from the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), India, where it’s eaten with poori (puffed Indian bread).
Growing up, this was a staple once a month or two along with ‘Chatpate Aloo / Spicy Cilantro Potatoes‘ and hot poori’s right out of the wok.
Or I can say that’s how one Sunday of the month was celebrated and then followed by a chilled Shahi Seviya (Indian Vermicelli Dessert)…. Ahhh, Total Bliss!!
I had already mentioned this in one of my earlier pumpkin posts, that ‘Pumpkin’ is usually eaten in savory recipes in India or at the max, we may make something called as ‘Kaddu ka Halva’.
It would be closer to the American Pumpkin Pie minus the pie crust 🙂
So, I have eaten a ton of savory pumpkin recipes in my life and this Pumpkin Masala Recipe is by far my most favorite of them all.
We do get a lot of different varieties of pumpkin in India like white, green, yellow and red.
And all of them are used in making savory recipes but this ‘Red Pumpkin’ is our favorite.
It has a slight sweet offering and that goes amazingly, literally amazingly with our spices in Pumpkin Masala Recipe.
Don’t worry, I’m not adding tons of spices but just enough to give it a perfect sweet-spicy and slightly tangy flavor.
The recipe is extremely easy and you don’t even have to peel or do anything much.
Just clean the pumpkin seeds and chop the pumpkin in bite-size pieces.
Then saute it with Indian spices for 10-12 minutes and finish it off with a generous sprinkling of fresh cilantro.
That’s it, it’s that simple to make this Pumpkin Masala Recipe.
So I really hope that this Pumpkin Season here in USA or otherwise, you try this ‘Kaddu ki Sabzi’ or Spiced Indian Pumpkin.
Tried Our Recipe – AWESOME!!!
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Red Pumpkin - you can use any pumpkin/kaddu you have like yellow pumpkin, green or even squash.