Spiced Pumpkin Masala

This is a savory pumpkin recipe that will totally blow you away with all the different layers of delicious flavors. Its savory, spicy, tangy all in one, and its totally different from the sweet creations thats normally associated with pumpkins.
By Soni Sinha

With the abundance of Pumpkins this season, its always a challenge to come up with new and exciting recipes that are easy to make, yet different and of course taste delicious.We recently went Pumpkin picking and got ourselves some gorgeous looking pumpkins in two different sizes one large and one small.The smaller pumpkin is what I’ve used here today.It was unripe and I would recommend using unripe Pumpkins for this preparation, since they are not overly sweet.

This is a savory Pumpkin recipe that will totally blow you away with all the different layers of delicious flavors. Its savory, spicy, tangy all in one, and its totally different from the sweet creations thats normally associated with Pumpkins.

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Pumpkin Masala
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A delicious savory Pumpkin for a spicy meal!
Recipe Type: Entree
Serves: 4
  • Small Unripe Pumpkin (peeled)- 2 cups Cubed
  • Onions-1 cup chopped
  • Crushed Ginger-1 tbsp
  • Crushed Garlic-1 tbsp
  • Jalapenos/Green Chili-1 chopped
  • Large Tomatoes-2 (pureed)
  • Ground Coriander-1 tbsp
  • Ground Cumin-1 tbsp
  • Garam Masala-2 tsp
  • Turmeric-1 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder (Cayenne)-1 tsp
  • Water-2 cups
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil-3 tbsp
  1. In a skillet, heat oil and add the onions.
  2. Saute until slightly golden and add the ginger and garlic.
  3. Add the spices and saute on low heat for about 2 minutes stirring constantly.Add the jalapeno/green chili
  4. Add the tomato puree and continue to cook on medium heat, until the oil begins to separate from the sides (about 8 minutes)
  5. Add the pumpkin pieces.Stir and mix well.Add salt and water.Mix well, cover and cook on medium until fully cooked (about 10-15 minutes)
  6. Serve hot!

Soni Sinha

Soni Sinha

Soni is a recipe developer, food writer/blogger who creates recipes with a healthy Indian twist. She is a passionate cook and her recipes cater to readers who are are willing to try contemporary Indian flavors in wide ranging fusion dishes that she creates.She shares all her cooking adventures on her blog Soni's Food.

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Originally Published: November 15, 2012

19 Responses to Spiced Pumpkin Masala

  1. katalin Gyokeny Reply

    July 30, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    tasty pumpkin masala. thank you

  2. Soni Sinha

    Soni Sinha Reply

    August 3, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Thankyou :) Glad you liked it!

  3. jothy Reply

    August 16, 2013 at 3:08 am

    i try it. It was tasty

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  5. Lucan Reply

    October 25, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Great recipe. For a little twist, try extra virgin coconut oil as the source of oil. You end up with a very subtle hint of coconut that doesn’t over-power the original flavours.

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  7. Jen Reply

    January 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

    It’s not pumpkin time now but there are plenty of yams and sweet potatoes around. Hoping it works out!

  8. ankush Reply

    February 16, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    vvvvvvvvvvvvv nice

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  12. Anita Reply

    October 28, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Easy and simple recipe. Quick to put a dinner in a hurry. Thanks Soni for this time saving recipe.

  13. SUNIL Reply

    October 29, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you for a wonderful recipe, Soni, it is Halloween season in USA and thus plenty of Pumpkins available and will cook to your recipe this weekend.

  14. Soni Sinha

    Soni Sinha Reply

    October 30, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Thankyou all!Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did :)

  15. Elaine Daigle Reply

    November 12, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Made this tonight and it was excellent! Thanks for posting!

  16. Soni Sinha

    Soni Sinha Reply

    November 14, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Thankyou!Glad you liked it :)

  17. Mariyam Reply

    November 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Hi Soni, made thus recipe fr dinner.. Turned out very good..even my kids loved it. Thanks a lot!

  18. nagapandian Reply

    November 17, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Awesome Recipe, Added Ghee as topping and found yummy…yummy…

  19. Deborah Lewin Reply

    January 23, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    This dinner is a winner… my friends always ask me to make this for them

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