How to make Red Pumpkin Crushed Pepper - Red pumpkin cooked with garlic and crushed peppercorns and served with a delightful dressing.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Red Pumpkin, Crushed Peppercorns

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Red Pumpkin Crushed Pepper Recipe Card

Red Pumpkin Crushed Pepper

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Red Pumpkin Crushed Pepper checkout Pumpkin Pav Bhaji, Pumpkin Pancake, Kaddu Ki Tikkiyaan, Red Pumpkin Chocolate Fingers . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like Saankhein, Breakfast Burritos, Soya Aloo Tikki, Singhadecha Pithacha Dhokla.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Red Pumpkin Crushed Pepper Recipe

  • Red Pumpkin peeled, cut into fingers and pricked 500 grams

  • Crushed Peppercorns 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Oil 5 tablespoons

  • Garlic cloves 12-15

  • Salt to taste

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Fresh coriander leaves roughly chopped 1 cup

  • Vinegar 3 tablespoons

  • Mustard paste 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan. Mash the garlic cloves and add to the pan and sauté till the garlic becomes golden and crisp.

Step 2

Add red pumpkin, 1 tsp crushed black peppercorns, salt, lemon juice and mix well. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or till the pumpkin is cooked.

Step 3

To make the dressing, grind together coriander leaves, remaining crushed black peppercorns, vinegar, mustard paste, salt and remaining oil.

Step 4

Arrange the pumpkin fingers on a serving plate. Pour the dressing over them and serve.