Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Sweet and Sour Pumpkin) | How to make Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Sweet and Sour Pumpkin)

By Ruchiajay Mahant  |  19th Apr 2016  |  
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Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Sweet and Sour Pumpkin)by Ruchiajay Mahant
  • Prep Time

    5

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  • Cook Time

    35

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  • Serves

    10

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About Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Sweet and Sour Pumpkin) Recipe

In Himachal Pradesh it is served in Marriages. Also called Kaddu ka khatta but it is sweet too.

Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Sweet and Sour Pumpkin)

Ingredients to make Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Sweet and Sour Pumpkin)

  • pumpkin or yellow kaddu - 1 kg
  • mustard or sarson ka oil - 3 tbsp
  • amchur powder - 1 tsp
  • jeera - 1 tsp
  • dhania powder - 1 tsp
  • Black cardamom - 2
  • Laung cloves - 3
  • Black pepper - 3-4
  • saunf - 1 tsp
  • ginger grated - 1/2 tsp
  • haldi - 1/4 tsp
  • red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 cup tamarind water
  • 1 tbsp sugar or as per taste
  • 2 tsp Kishmish/raisins
  • Corriander leaves

How to make Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Sweet and Sour Pumpkin)

  1. Heat the oil till its rawness goes and gets smoky. Turn off the gas, add amchur and oil will turn black do not worry. This is to get the color of the dish.
  2. Turn on the gas. To the oil, add all the dry ingredients except for haldi, salt and sugar. Saute for 2-3 minutes. They should not burn.
  3. Add medium size cubes of pumpkin. Mix well.
  4. Add salt and haldi. Cover the pan and cook on a low medium flame. Keep on checking in between and stirring.
  5. Cook till they are half done means when you press one piece of pumpkin it must be soft to break.
  6. Add tamarind water, sugar and kishmish/raisin.
  7. Cook till it gets dry or thick.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  9. Adjust spices according to taste.
  10. Eat with rice, roti or parantha.

Reviews for Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Sweet and Sour Pumpkin) (2)

Madhuri Mahajan2 years ago

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Shilpi lala2 years ago

This dish looks really tasty, I will surely try it dear :D
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