Thursday, 9 November 2017


Pumpkin masala with Chickpea recipe

Pumpkin masala with chickpea recipe

Pumpkin masala with chickpea/kala chana is an easy and delicious recipe. At the same time, it is very healthy. Chickpeas are full of fibers and protein. It is a side dish which goes well with everything.
Here I have used my homemade garam masala. You can use whatever you have. This is a no onion-garlic recipe. I have explained it in step by step. So that it will be easy for you to follow. Ingredients which I have used to make this dish are mentioned below.


500 gms of pumpkin cut into cubes
1/2 cup boiled chickpeas
1-inch ginger
1 medium size grated tomato
1 tablespoon cumin seed/1 tablespoons cumin powder
1 dry red chili
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon cumin seed
A pinch of hing/asafoetida
5 tablespoons refined oil
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
Salt to taste
1/4 cup water



  • Soak the cumin seeds in water for 2 hours. Make a paste of the ginger and the cumin seeds. Add a little salt to get a smooth paste. If you want you can use cumin powder instead of cumin seeds. 


  • Heat oil in a pan. Add dry red chili, bay leaf, and cumin seeds. When the seeds start to crackle add hing/asafoetida.


  • Now add the grated tomatoes and salt. Fry for a minute in a medium flame. Now add the masala paste, turmeric powder, chili powder, and garam masala powder. Fry for another minute. Then Add 1/4th cup of water and Mix well. Cover and cook for a minute. 
  •  Add the pumpkin cubes and chickpeas. Saute for a minute or two. Now lower the flame and cover the lid until the pumpkin cooked. Check-in between. Remember not to overcook the pumpkin. Now turn off the flame.
  • Here your delicious pumpkin masala with chickpea is ready to serve. 
If you have any doubt or confusion regarding the recipe you can contact me by using the contact form. I will love to answer them. If you like my recipe or have tried one, please leave your comments. Your comments mater.

You may like another pumpkin recipe here Simple and Spicy Pumpkin recipe

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