Kaddu (Sweet and Sour Winter Squash)

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Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

From Lite and Luscious Cuisine of India by Madhu Gadia. The listed serving size is 1/2 cup and counts as 1 starch exchange.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and cut squash in half. (If it's too hard, zap squash in microwave for a couple minutes to make life easier). Scoop out and discard insides. Cut into 1-inch pieces, rinse, drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium high heat. Add cumin and fenugreek seeds and cook for a few seconds until seeds are golden brown.
  3. Add chopped squash, turmeric, salt, coriander, cayenne (if using), and water. Stir, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 - 18 minutes until squash is soft to the touch. Stir occasionally.
  4. Add lemon juice and sugar. Mash squash with a large spoon or potato masher and simmer 5 - 7 minutes.