October 25, 2012

Dudde sukke recipe - Pumpkin sabzi - Kumbalakayi upkari

Dudde sukke recipe - Red pumpkin sabzi is a very nutritious side dish which is slightly sweet in taste. Pumpkin is widely used in Karnataka cuisine. Among them sambar, palya, sukke, poori, halwa are very popular. This sabzi is very easy to prepare and can be made in a jiffy. This is a very basic sabzi  that is served with chapathi, roti and rice with South Indian curry and pickle. Though recipe seems to be very simple, it is such a delicious sabzi and is a quick cooking side dish. Do try this healthy pumpkin sabzi and enjoy.

Dudde Sukke Recipe - Pumpkin Sabzi - Kumbalakayi Upkari
Prep time : 15 mins
Cook time : 15 mins
Total time : 30 mins
Recipe type : Side Dish
Cuisine : Konkani
Yield : Serves 2
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 300 grams pumpkin / dudde
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp jaggery powder
  • 1/4 garam masala
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  1. Wash the pumpkin and peel it. Cut it into small cubes and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. Add the curry leaves and saute for a while.
  3. Add the pumpkin cubes and saute over medium flame for a minute.
  4. Add the  jaggery, chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and salt. Saute for a minute.
  5. Sprinkle few drops of water on pumpkins. Cook covered on low flame till the pumpkins become soft. 
  6. If the pumpkin looks very dry, sprinkle few drops of water again. When the pumpkin is cooked, add grated coconut. Mix well.
  7. Further stir for a minute. Remove from the flame. Serve hot with rotis or chapathis and rice with South Indian curry.


  1. it looks yummy..nice clicks :)

  2. iam just crazy about these simple karnataka dishes. thanks for sharing

  3. Looks yum and simple

  4. Quick and delicious sabzi,can have it simply with some rotis.

  5. Healthy and delicious.

  6. Just a handful of ings & looks so very flavorful!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. Simple delicious curry, would love to give it a try :)


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