Recipe: Petha Curry

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Petha Curry

North indian, Mains

67 calories/serving
30 mins
Pumpkin is an exceptionally rich source of nutrients that are beneficial for the body. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, and many others. Pumpkin contains high dietary fiber that helps to remove body fat. Pumpkin does not have a bad taste either. It is mildly sweet, yellow in color. We can make different kinds of recipes with pumpkin and Petha Curry is one of the many.

Recipe by:

Sonia Barton


1. Take 1 kg kaddu / pumpkin (green or yellow). remove the seeds and wash thoroughly. cut in lengthwise slices first, then cut them into small pieces.

2. Add kaddu in pressure cooker. add 1.5 cups water, salt to taste, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder. mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

3. Heat 2-3 tbsp oil and add 1/2 tsp methi / fenugreek seeds, 1 tbsp saunf / fennel, 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera, 1/4 tsp hing / asafoetida and saute.

4. Then add 1 sliced onion. stir fry until it turns light brown. add few curry leaves (optional). also add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste. mix.

5. Next, add 1.5 roughly chopped tomato. cook till they turn soft and mushy.

6. Add 2 dried red chillies. you can also add green chillies (optional). next, add 1.5 tsp red chilli powder, 1.5 tsp coriander powder. mix and cook until oil seperates.

7. Add 1.5 tsp amchur powder, 2-3 tsp jaggery. cook until jaggery melts. add boiled kaddu, salt to taste. cook until oil seperates and till the desired consistency (for 5-6 minutes).

8. Add chopped cilantro, 1/2 tsp garam masala. cook for 1 minute. turn off the gas and cover lid for 5-10 minutes.

By Sonia Barton