Kaddu Simla Mirch Sabzi Recipe - Pumpkin Capsicum Sabzi
Kaddu Simla Mirch Sabzi is a simple sabzi where Pumpkin and Capsicum are simmered in a simple masala along with jaggery giving it a sweet and spicy taste. Serve it along with Gujarati Kadhi, Phulka and Satvik Carrot Sprouts Salad for a weekday meal.
Kaddu Simla Mirch Sabzi Recipe makes a simple and quick weeknight dinner when served along with phulka and kadhi/dal. It is a simple stir fry where capsicum and pumpkin are cooked in everyday masalas.
It is very easy to make and gets ready in no time, therefore you can make it for your everyday meals or pack it in your lunch box.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Simla Mirch (Capsicum) recipes that you can make for everyday meals:
- 1 teaspoon Mustard oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1/4 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
- 1 Onion , diced
- 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , diced
- 500 grams Kaddu (Parangikai/ Pumpkin) , diced
- 2 Tomatoes , finely chopped
- 2 sprig Curry leaves , torn
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Sambar Powder , or panch phoran
- 1 teaspoon Jaggery
- Salt , to taste
How to make Kaddu Simla Mirch Sabzi Recipe - Pumpkin Capsicum Sabzi
To begin making the Kaddu Simla Mirch Ki Sabzi, heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves and allow them to crackle.
Once done stir in the green bell peppers and onions, sauté for a few minutes, until the vegetables turn lightly soft and tender.
At this stage add in the tomatoes and the pumpkin and mix well to combine.
Now add the turmeric powder, sambar powder, jaggery and salt. Stir well to combine all the ingredients.
Sprinkle a few drops of water, turn the heat to low and cover the pan.
Simmer the Kaddu Simla Mirch Ki Sabzi until then pumpkin is soft and cooked, about 7 to 10 minutes.
Do make sure you keep stirring the Kaddu Simla Mirch Ki Sabzi occasionally half way through the cooking process.
Once the Kaddu Simla Mirch Ki Sabzi is cooked, turn off the heat, check the salt and spice levels and adjust to suit your taste. Transfer the Kaddu Simla Mirch Sabzi into a serving platter and serve hot.