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Khatta Meetha Kaddu Ki Sabzi

Kaddu Ki Sabzi is a sweet and savory Indian style pumpkin stir fry. Learn how to make khatta meetha kaddu in a few simple steps.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 adults
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • Heavy Bottom Kadhai


  • 500 gram yellow pumpkin, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 4 tablespoon ghee
  • 4 dry red chilies, broken into halves
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried mango powder (amchur)
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhaniya powder)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon jaggery or white granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoon kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves)


  • In a heavy bottom pan, heat ghee over medium flame. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, methi dana, and dry red chilli. Fry till seeds start spluttering.
  • Add pumpkin along with the salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and coriander powder. 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 pumpkin turns soft, add mango powder, sugar, and kasuri methi. Stir to combine.
  • Let the pumpkin pieces cook over low heat for next 5 - 10 minutes. Stir occasionally in between.
  • Serve Khatta Meetha Kaddu Ki Sabzi warm with poori ( see recipe).


  • 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. 
  • Once the sabzi is ready, you can slightly mash it using the back of a ladle or spoon. 


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 639mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 11237IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3mg