How To Make Best Pumpkin Sabzi

Introduction

Pumpkin sabzi is a quick and simple recipe that is prepared with very fewer ingredients and without onion, tomatoes, garlic, and ginger. Isn’t it awesome?

This recipe is one that can be cooked quickly for lunch and dinner. In addition, a good choice for lunch boxes. 

Pumpkin sabzi ready

Although some go for simple pumpkin sabzi or pumpkin aloo sabzi, I love this pumpkin sabzi Maharashtrian style from my mom’s kitchen.

This delicious pumpkin ki sabzi when served with Dahi just tastes awesome. Try it, I’m sure you’ll love it. 😊 

Now this recipe has made its way to my husband’s and daughter’s “Favorite Sabzi list”

Apart from being delicious and nutritious, this is great for fasting like Navratri,  and other festive days.

Calories in pumpkin sabzi: 1 bowl of sabzi holds approximately 55 calories.

 

In this blog, we will see how to make pumpkin sabzi.

Recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Overall Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients  

-Pumpkin,chopped in 1-2 cm pieces 

-4 to 5 tbsp of peanut powder

-3 to 4 green chilies, slit or chopped

-2 tbsp of Ghee

-Salt as per taste

-1/2 tbsp of Cumin seeds

Step 1: Heat ghee in a pan.

Step 2: Add cumin seeds to the ghee.

Add cumin seeds

Step 3: Once it splutters, add finely chopped/slit green chilies.

Add chopped chilies

Step 4: Saute for 30-40 seconds. Now add chopped pumpkin to the pan. Add salt as per taste and mix everything well.

Pumpkin sabzi add chopped pumpkin

Step 5: Let it cook for 5 minutes. The pumpkin will turn soft. Just press one of the pieces with a spoon and check if cooked well.

Step 6: Now add peanut powder to the pan and mix everything well. Let it cook for a minute and then switch off the flame.

Pumpkin sabzi

Your delicious sabzi is ready. Serve it with chapati and dahi.

This recipe also explains how to make Navratri pumpkin sabzi.

Key Points

1. Many use oil for this sabzi. Instead my suggestion is to use ghee which makes the sabzi taste delicious and also adds great aroma to the sabzi. Apart from this, when prepared with ghee, it can be enjoyed for fasting days.

2. You can even add 1-2 red dry chilies in tadka.

Health Benefits

1. Natural sunblock

Pumpkin acts as a natural sunblock. It also contains vitamin C and E which help in keeping skin strong and healthy.

2. High in fiber

Pumpkin is very high in fiber content and hence helps in digestion.

3. Protects eyesight

It is common for eyesight to diminish at a certain age. Eating pumpkin which is rich in nutrients can lower your risk of sight loss.

4. Boosts immune system

Pumpkin is high in vitamin A and C that improves the immune system.

However, people suffering from pumpkin allergies should avoid eating pumpkin.

Looking at all health benefits, calories in homemade pumpkin sabzi, less cooking time, fewer ingredients, you should definitely try it.

So do give it a try and let me know how it tasted.😊

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