Recipe for Kaddu ki Sabzi – Punjabi style sweet-sour pumpkin curry that goes best with pooris (fried Indian flatbread)
There are some side dishes that make the calories of a poori worthwhile. Aloo subzi and Chole have always been my favourite accompaniments to this deep fried bread and this Kaddu ki sabzi is a recent discovery, thanks to my Punjabi friends.
Tangy, spicy and sweet at the same time, it is a great way to make use of red pumpkin which is in season now. In Bangalore, we find the Disco pumpkin which are smaller in size, the Ironbark or the Japanese, all of which have a deep orange flesh. For this preparation, the former varieties are preferred over the yellow flesh pumpkin used for Olan like Koottu.
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This is a Punjabi recipe shared by my friend, Kishi Arora of Foodoholics and this is the way her mom (@mamaktreats on Twitter) makes it. I think I have more or less followed the recipe she dictated to me on phone. We prepared this with Aaloo Bhaaja, Chole, Halwa and Poori for a perfect Navratri dinner.
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Khatti Meethi Kaddu Subzi / Sweet and sour red pumpkin / butternut squash
Time taken : Under 30 minutes
Serves 4 people