Sitaphal ki Subzi Recipe

Sitaphal ki Subzi Recipe

Sitaphal or kaddu or simply pumpkin is a delicious lunch recipe that is easy and quick to cook. Small pumpkin pieces are mashed and cooked with chillies and spices. A delicious lunch recipe to cook, light and tasty.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: indian-food
Servings: 2


  • 1 Kg Sitaphal/Kaddu/Kashiphal/Petha/Pumpkin preferable green from outside
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp Saunf / Fennel seed
  • 1/2-1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • To taste Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp Dry mango powder/ Aamchoor
  • 3-4 tsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Oil


  • Cut the pumpkin in small pieces without peeling it and wash properly.
  • Heat oil in pan, add the methi / fenugreek seeds, saunf and fry for a minute on a low flame or till they are light brown.
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder / haldi, salt, pumpkin and mix well.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook the pumpkin for 20-25 minutes (till they become soft) on low flame.
  • Mash the cooked pumpkin with a masher, add sugar, garam masala and aamchoor / dry mango powder, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot with poori and plain curd.

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