Khatta Meetha Petha Recipe (Yellow Pumpkin Sabzi)
Khatta Meetha Petha or sweet and sour yellow pumpkin sabzi is a quick, easy side dish which do not require an elaborate preparation. The fennel seeds and peppercorns compliment the sweetness of the pumpkin. Serve Khatta Meetha Petha with Phulkas, Dal Tadka and Raita for an easy weekday meal.
Did you know: Yellow pumpkin is a rich source of Vitamin A and the antioxidant beta-carotene. It helps to keep your peepers healthy and also may play a role in cancer prevention. High fiber content can keep you feeling full for longer and, coupled with a low-calorie count, it’s a great vegetable for those on a weight loss schedule.
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- 1 Kaddu (Parangikai/ Pumpkin)
- 4 Green Chillies
- 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
- 1/2 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 1 Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
How to make Khatta Meetha Petha Recipe (Yellow Pumpkin Sabzi)
To begin making the Yellow Pumpkin Sabzi, first peel, deseed and cut the pumpkin into cubes of approximately 3/4 inch each. Chop the green chillies as well and keep aside.
In the same skillet, heat oil over medium heat and add the pumpkin cubes to it, stir in the salt and cook pumpkin for few minutes until it begins to become soft.
Reduce the heat to low, add sugar, salt, green chillies and stir to combine. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook till the pumpkin softens and cooked all the way through.
Open the lid of the skillet, add the fennel-pepper powder along with dry mango powder and stir to combine. Adjust the salt and spices to taste. Cook for another minute or so and turn off the heat.
Stir in the chopped coriander leaves and serve.
Serve Khatta Meetha Petha with Phulka and Raita for a wholesome and light lunch or even pack it into your lunch box along with a glass of buttermilk.
Praerna is an ex-advertising and communication professional with an all-compelling obsession with all things to do with food. Along with her commercial photographer husband, she runs a boutique photography studio called Thoda Strong in the vibrant community of Shahpur Jat in New Delhi. Praerna is a professional food stylist and part time food blogger – and works in collaboration with food photographers and brands to create stunning, marketable and compelling images of food. When she’s not up to her elbows in a shoot, she enjoys creating step-by-step recipes, documenting her adventures in food and checking out new places around town in her food blog (http://food-dee-dum.com).