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 .
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 )
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.