khatta Meetha kaddu / Sweet & Sour Pumpkin….

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Khatta mitha kaddu is a red pumpkin based vegetable with a delectable sweet and sour taste. This khatta meetha kaddu is typically paired with fried puris . This is fairly simple Pumpkin chunks cooked with sweet and sour flavors of lemon. chillies, with a hint of sugar .

Serves :1

Ingredients :

1 cup yellow OR Orange pumpkin/kaddu
1/2 tsp cumin seeds /jeera
2 green chilies optional
1/2 tsp black pepper/kali mirch powder
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbsp cooking oil
2 tsp sugar or as required
rock salt or salt to taste
1 tsp garam masala . Optional ( i did not use any )

Instructions :

Peel and chop the pumpkin into pieces

Heat the oil in a kadahi / pan and add cumin seeds. When they begin to splutter, add green chillies.

Sauté till lightly coloured and add the pumpkin. Stir-fry on high heat till it looks glossy.

Add salt and black pepper powder and sugar. Mix well.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer till cooked through. Stir 3-4 times.

Now add the lemon juice , cook for 2-3 minutes, and serve hot, garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

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