Sweet And Tangy Pumpkin


In India, winters are late to arrive, thanks to the effect of global warming all over. But nonetheless, the winter vegetables and fruits have been available in our marketplaces without getting any effect from it. Yesterday I went to one and got a big round pumpkin for my kitchen and wanted to make a new kind of dish apart from others in my knowledge. And yes, the idea of making its sweet and tangy version came to me sooner than anticipated. This recipe is very easy, totally hassle-free and super healthy, what with pumpkin being so heart and cholesterol friendly and also able to balance the blood pressure problem very well. It is so low in saturated fats and sodium, also being a very good source of dietary fibres, Vit A, C, B6 etc. This twist to the dish was appreciated by all in my family especially my hubby as we believe in eating right to live bright. This dish is super in taste, nutrition and very easy to make, with time being no constraint for it. So let’s start with the making of Sweet and Tangy Pumpkin:—-


  1. Green Pumpkin – 1(big)
  2. Radish – 1(small)
  3. Green Chillies – 2
  4. Salt – As per taste
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  8. Sugar or Sugarfree – 1/2 tsp
  9. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder – 1 tsp

For the tempering:

  1. Five Spice or Methi – 1 tsp
  2. Dry Red Chillies – 2
  3. Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp
  4. Asafoetida – A pinch

For Garnishing:-

Coarsely crushed roasted peanuts and chopped coriander


Step 1


Wash and scrape the pumpkin. Chop it finely. Similarly, scrape and chop the radish well. Blanch both of them. Roast your peanuts.

Step 2

Take a pan and add five spices, along with the oil, red chilies and asafoetida.  When they crackle add the blanched pumpkin and the radish.


Immediately stir in the masalas salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,garam masala, dry mango powder and saute the veggie for 4 minutes.

Step 3

Garnish the veggie with chopped fresh coriander and coarsely crushed roasted peanuts.

Our Sweet and Tangy Pumpkin is ready. Serve it with Chapatis, Bread and a stir-fry veggie of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week. Till then happy cooking, healthy living!!!