Dec 3, 2015

Khatta Meetha Kaddu Recipe - Sweet & Sour Pumpkin Curry Recipe

This is one of the easy dry curry which you can make in under 20 mins or so. There are only few spice powders added in this, but it taste really good. This dish is called as khatta meetha kaddu..Khatta means sour, meetha means sweet and kaddu means pumpkin..So it is sweet and sour pumpkin..The sourness comes from the amchoor powder and sweetness comes from pumpkin and sugar..If you dont have amchoor powder, you can add little tamarind or lemon juice..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time :5 mins
Cooking Time : 20 to 25 mins
Serves: 3 to 4


Pumpkin - around 3 cups peeled and cubed
Oil - 2 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeeragam - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 2 tsp
Amchoor Powder / Dry Mango Powder - 2 tsp or to taste
Roasted Cumin Powder - 1.5 tsp
Black Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves a handful


Heat oil in a kadai. Add in cumin and let them sizzle.

Add in pumpkin and toss well in oil. Add in salt and sugar and mix well. Cover and cook on a low heat for 10 to 15 mins till pumpkin is cooked. It has to be cooked but still it has to hold its shape.

Now add in amchoor, roasted cumin powder and pepper powder. Mix well.

Finally add in coriander leaves and mix well.

Serve this with rice, roti or poori.

Take your pumpkin

cut it in half, scoop the seeds out

peel em

slice them

chop them

Now take your other ingredients

I simply adore the orange flesh of these pumpkins

Now heat oil in a pan

add in cumin seeds

let them sizzle

add in pumpkin

season with salt and sugar

toss well

cook till sugar melts

cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 10 to 12
mins till pumpkin is cooked

Now it is done

at this point add in roasted cumin powder, amchoor powder..If you dont have amchoor powder, you can add tamarind or lemon juice

add some fresh black pepper powder

toss well

add in coriander leaves

mix well



  1. Aarthi... Your recipes are my life saver... Just love each one of them.. Thank you. Wanted to know whether we can use jaggery instead of sugar in this recipe?


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