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Sweet n Sour Pumpkin Recipe


Sweet and Sour Pumpkin dish is very popular among North Indian households, particularly in UP.

This dish tastes scrumptious with bedmi poori, plain poori, methi paratha or plain paratha.


  • 500 Gms. Pumpkin Chunks
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 3/4 Tsp Nigella Seeds
  • Pinch of turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 1 1/4 Tbsp Powdered Jaggery
  • Coriander Leaves (Chopped)
  • Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Oil


  1. Heat oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, mustard seeds and nigella seeds.
  2. Once seeds begin to splutter, add pumpkin chunks.
  3. Sprinkle a pinch of turmeric powder and salt over them and stir well.
  4. Cover kadai with a lid and let it cook till pumpkin turns tender. Add a few teaspoons of water if necessary.
  5. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, dry mango powder and powdered jaggery. Stir well.
  6. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes and turn off the heat.
  7. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.IMG_6962

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