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Kaddu ki sabji aka pumpkin sabzi garnished with cilantro and served in a black kadai.
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5 from 8 votes

Kaddu Ki Sabji Recipe (Pumpkin Sabzi)

This kaddu ki sabji is delicious, healthy and easy-to-make North Indian stir-fried side dish also known as khatta meetha kaddu. A one-pot lightly spiced healthy and vegan pumpkin recipe thats takes just 15 minutes to cook. Perfect to serve as a breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Indian, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 87kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


  • 3 tablespoons Mustard Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Panch Phoran mix of fennel, nigella, mustard, fenugreek, cumin
  • 5-6 Whole dried red chillies
  • 1 lb Pumpkin cut in small cubes
  • 2-3 Green Chilies crushed or chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Raw Mango Powder Amchur
  • 1 tablespoon  Jaggery Or sugar
  • Coriander leaves for garnish chopped


  • In a pan or kadai, heat mustard oil until smoky. Reduce the heat to low, add panch phoran and red chillies, allow it to crackle for few seconds.
  • Add pumpkin (kaddu), and sauté on high for 5 minutes. Add chopped green chilies and mix.
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt and mix. Sprinkle few drops of water, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Cook until done well but intact and not mushy.
  • Now, add garam masala powder, jaggery or sugar and dried mango powder (amchur) or lemon juice, mix well. Cook for another few minutes.
  • Dish out and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with poori, rotis or parathas. This sabzi keeps well in the refrigerator up to a week.


  • Cook kaddu sabzi in mustard oil for the best flavors.
  • Add jaggery or sugar and dry mango powder(amchur) or lemon juice only after the pumpkin is tender.


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 226mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5675IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.6mg