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Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Sweet and Sour Pumpkin)

Ruchiajay Mahant
5 minutes
Prep Time
35 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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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.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Others
  • Himachal
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Pumpkin or yellow kaddu - 1 kg
  2. Mustard or sarson ka oil - 3 tbsp
  3. Amchur powder - 1 tsp
  4. Jeera - 1 tsp
  5. Dhania powder - 1 tsp
  6. Black Cardamom - 2
  7. Laung cloves - 3
  8. Black pepper - 3-4
  9. Saunf - 1 tsp
  10. Ginger grated - 1/2 tsp
  11. Haldi - 1/4 tsp
  12. Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  13. Salt as per taste
  14. 1 cup tamarind water
  15. 1 tbsp sugar or as per taste
  16. 2 tsp Kishmish/Raisins
  17. Corriander leaves


  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.

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Madhuri Mahajan
Madhuri Mahajan   Oct-05-2016

Shilpi lala
Shilpi lala   Apr-20-2016

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

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