Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Halwa Kaddu

Halwa Kaddu is a variety of pumpkin which is green on the outside and yellow or pale inside. It is supposed to be loaded with nutrients. Excuse me for using too many punjabi words for ingredients, I will try to put in as many hindi/english translations as is possible for me.

250 gms Kaddu
half cup diced onions
qtr spoon methi seeds (methre), fenugreek
half spoon sugar
salt, turmeric, lal mirch acc to taste (1 teaspoon, half, half is my preference respectively)

chop the kaddu into quarter inch peices and wash.

In a pan heat a little oil/ghee/desi ghee and throw in the methi seeds. Let the seeds sputter till rosy and throw in the onion. Fry the onions till clear, dont brown. Toss in the kaddu and mix well, sprinkle in salt,mirch,turmeric,sugar. Cover the pan well and lower the heat to the minimum and let sit for 15 mins or so or till the kaddu get very very tender. Mash it a bit and stir well.

Eat with Rotis


S said...


We eat kaddu a lot and I basically love them with puri's


Bouncing-Bubble said...

nice and simple, as I would always prefer... now I shd chk out for that variety f pumk, or will try it with the one I get :)

Angel's Flight said...


now that I have started to fall in love with veggies (dont ask me why it took so long) I will try this one out...Indian market ki jai!

couchpapaya said...

sounds great! am always looking out for recipes for the simple stuff, seems like the complicated things u can find recipes and more! thanks, avdi!!! and i love kaddu too :)

ps. S - do you think you could change the template so that you can see who posted ? thanks!

S said...

Hey P

Will surely do that...I never saw that hehehe...

gimme some time...

avdi said...

how about some quick recipes girls?

WhatsInAName said...

Thats so simple.... I am gonna try it tom!

WhatsInAName said...

Thanks Ava :)