Navratri special recipe: Try Sitaphal Ki Subzi at home

Navratri special recipe: Try Sitaphal Ki Subzi at home
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500g/1 lb 2 oz Sitaphal

75ml/1/3 cup Mustard Oil

4.5g/1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds

1.5g/1/4  Mustard seeds

4.5g/1 1/2 tsp Turmeric

150g/5 oz Yoghurt (whisk)

3g/1 tsp Yellow Chilli Powder


6g/2 tsp Amchoor

3g/1 tsp Cumin Powder

0.75g/ 1/2 tsp Garam Masala

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes


THE MARROW: Peel sitaphal, wash and cut into dices. Blanch in salted boiling water until al dente.


Heat oil in a handi/pan, add fenugreek and mustard seeds, saute over medium heat until it begins to crackle, add turmeric and stir. Then stir-in yoghurt, add pumpkin, yellow chilies and salt, bhunno/stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes, add water (approx. 480ml/2 cups), bring to a boil, add amchoor, stir, bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat, sprinkle cumin powder and garam masala, stir, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Adjust the seasoning.

(The following Navratri special recipe has been shared by 'Made In Punjab' restaurant situated in Malad, Inorbit Mall)

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