Recipe | Spicy Pumpkin Chutney

Remember my post from a week back about our visit to the Pick-Your-Own farm? I had picked a huge white squash (pumpkin). After using it a couple of times in curries, I still had a lot of the pumpkin left, so I decided to make some chutney out of it. My mom makes this chutney with the yellow pumpkin. I replaced the yellow pumpkin with the white one (after all they are the same squash family).

It is a very simple recipe, calling for a few ingredients but tastes very yummy. You can serve it with rice, rotis or cutlets.

Spicy Pumpkin Chutney

What you will need?
  • Around 400 gms of pumpkin (peel and chop into small pieces)
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2-3 whole dried red chilli
  • Red chilli powder (as per taste)
  • 1 tsp. coriander seed powder
  • Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp split black lentils
  • Oil
  • Salt as per taste
Method of preparation
  • Add 2 tbsps of oil to a pan and heat.
  • Add the pumpkin pieces and saute until the pumpkin changes colour (turns a shade or two darker).
  • Now add the chopped tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste and salt.
  • Cook until the pumpkin pieces and tomato are soft.
  • Remove from the hob and keep aside.
  • Grind to a paste once it has cooled. (You can either opt for a smooth paste like I do, or go for a chunky mixture where you can see small pieces of pumpkin).
  • Add 1 tbsp of oil to a pan and heat.
  • Add mustard seeds, whole red chilli and split black lentils.
  • Once they start crackling, add the ground paste and mix well.
  • Season with red chilli powder and coriander seed powder. Add salt if needed.
  • Stir on medium for around 5 minutes.
Your spicy pumpkin chutney is ready to serve.

Do you have any pumpkin recipes that I could try? If so, do let me know via comments.

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I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat.”
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1 comment

  1. I'm not a fan of pumpkin but that picture of it makes it look so yummy!

    Pop over to my blog!



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