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Bhandara Style Kaddu Ki Sabzi Recipe

This is a khatta meetha kaddu recipe. Learn how to make a traditional Bhandara style kaddu ki sabzi recipe in a few simple steps.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • Heavy Bottom Kadhai


  • 500 gram yellow pumpkin, peeled and cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup mustard oil
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf)
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
  • ½ teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • 4 dry red chilies, broken into halves
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhaniya powder)
  • Salt to taste
  • cup water
  • ¼ cup jaggery powder or white granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried mango powder (amchur)
  • 1 tablespoon kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 2 tablespoon fresh coriander, chopped


  • In a heavy bottom pan, heat mustard oil. Once the oil starts smoking, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, methi dana, asafoetida, and dry red chilli. Fry till seeds start spluttering.
  • Add pumpkin along with the salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook the pumpkin cubes over low heat for 20 - 25 minutes or till pumpkin is tender. Stir occasionally in between.
  • Once the pumpkin turns soft, add jaggery powder, mango powder, and kasuri methi. Stir to combine.
  • Let the pumpkin pieces cook over low heat for next 5 minutes. Stir occasionally in between.
  • Serve Kaddu Ki Sabzi warm with poori.



  • For making kaddu ki sabzi, cut or dice the pumpkin into chunky squares. 
  • Always add sugar and mango powder after the pumpkin is tender or almost cooked. Adding them before might increase the cooking time. 
  • Add sugar and mango powder once pumpkin is cooked. 
  • Once the sabzi is ready, you can slightly mash it using the back of a ladle or spoon. 


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 678mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 11253IU | Vitamin C: 77mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg