kaddu recipes or pumpkin recipes – pumpkin also called as kaddu is one of the veggies that we use in indian cuisine. while there are many dishes that are made exclusively only with pumpkin, some dishes include pumpkin with other veggies. in this pumpkin recipes collection i have largely shared posts made with yellow-orange pumpkin.
pumpkin is easily available everywhere. being rich in vitamin A pumpkin is very good for the eyes. its also rich in fibre and hence keeps you full for some time. its also rich in potassium than banana which is good for muscles and maintaining body pressure.
the most difficult part in making any kaddu dish for me is to peel it or to cut it into small pieces…. unless you buy pre chopped pumpkin pieces from the market. once you are able to chop the pumpkin, then more than half of the job is done. from a difficult veggie to chop, the pumpkin transforms into a melt in the mouth veggie when cooked.
i will update this collection as i add more pumpkin recipes on the blog.
collection of 12 kaddu recipes:
1. kaddu ki sabzi recipe – easy and delicious pumpkin recipe that can be made on regular days and also during navratri or ekadashi fasting. this kaddu sabzi is a favorite at home. kaddu ki sabzi is also known as petha sabzi.
2. khatta meetha kaddu recipe – this is one of the easiest sabzi recipe that is made with kaddu. in hindi khatta means sour and meetha mean sweet. the sourness coming from dry mango powder (amchur) and the sweetness coming from sugar/jaggery as well as pumpkin.
3. pumpkin kheer recipe – a flavorsome, easy to prepare, traditional navratri sweet dish made with pumpkin.
4. kaddu ka paratha recipe – a quick, healthy and tasty paratha made from kaddu, herbs and spices. this is a nutritious recipe as these flat breads are made from whole wheat flour and pumpkin.
5. kaddu ka halwa recipe – sweet pudding made with pumpkin along with cardamom, melon seeds and dry fruits. this is a very easy recipe of pumpkin halwa. the whole halwa is made in the pressure cooker, saving time and energy. i have also shared kashi halwa that is popular in south india and is made with white pumpkin.
8. eggless pumpkin muffins recipe – this is an eggless, diary free, refined sugar free and a wholesome pumpkin muffin. these muffins are spiced with cinnamon, dry ginger and nutmeg powder. hence they are aromatic too.
9. pumpkin bhaji recipe – simple, easy and minimally spiced pumpkin sabzi with coconut. the coconut also add to the sweetness of the pumpkin in this recipe.
10. kaddu pakora recipe – pumpkin fritters made for fasting or religious vrat. these kaddu pakoras are very soft from inside and are a tasty snack to have during navratri fasting.
11. avial recipe – a favorite recipe made from mix vegetables, coconut and curd. avial is a traditional recipe of kerala and an essential dish of sadya. this avial recipe is not the way it is authentically made in kerala. basically, avial is a dry dish and this avial recipe which is posted is a curry version but a delicious one.
12. pumpkin soup recipe – easy and tasty recipe of a one pot pumpkin soup. the recipe is more of an european style recipe and does not have any indian flavors or taste.