Red Pumpkin Mash


Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner. Today I’ll be sharing a simple, healthy and easily prepared recipe of mashed red pumpkins, mildly spiced and tempered to suit your taste and make your lunch or dinner experience really fab.


  1. Red Pumpkin-250 gms
  2. Onion(chopped)-1
  3. Green Chillies-3
  4. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  5. Garam masala-1 tsp
  6. Red chilly powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Dry mango powder-1 tsp
  8. Tomato Puree-2 tbsp
  9. Grated Coconut-1 tsp
  10. Ginger(grated)-1/2 tsp
  11. Garlic Pods-2
  12. Salt-According to taste

For the tempering:-

  1. Mustard Oil-1 tbsp
  2. Cumin-1/2 tsp
  3. Asafoetida-A pinch


Step 1

20190727_143810_20190727145720253.jpgWash, deskin and roughly chop the red pumpkin. Chop the onions, green chilies and grate the ginger. You can roast it or alternately take a heavy-bottomed pan, add 1 tsp mustard oil and add in the chopped pumpkin with garlic pods, ginger, and salt, cover and cook till the pumpkin is done. Then mash it.

Step 2

20190727_143321_20190727145635404.jpgTake a pan and add all the tempering ingredients. Next, add in the chopped onions and green chilies and fry for a minute. Add in the freshly grated coconut. Now take the spices namely, coriander powder,garam masala, red chilly powder in a bowl and mix it with some water. Add this liquid spice mix in the pan and saute for a minute again till the water evaporates. Add the tomato puree and dry mango powder and saute again for a minute.

Step 3


When the masala gets well cooked mix in the mashed red pumpkin in the pan and let it simmer for two minutes. Just before serving add some raisins.

Our Red Pumpkin Mash is ready. Serve it by garnishing with cilantro and fresh cream though it is optional. Serve it with naan, tandoori rotis,bread of your choice and pulao.

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






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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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