Sep 23, 2015

Pumpkin subzi with Spinach (Dudhi aur palak ki subzi)

Pumkin Subzi with Spinach (Dudhi  aur palak ki subzi) – No added onion and garlic

It’s tasty subzi / dry curry, goes with rice and rotis as a side dish.

Serves: 3 – 4


1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

½ teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)

1 bunch spinach, wash and chop finely or roughly

½ teaspoon red  chilli powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

200 g pumpkin (dudhi ), gently peel off outer skin and cut into cubes

½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)

¼ teaspoon hing (asafetida)


In a small bowl,  dilute red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder with 2 tablespoon water. Keep aside this spice mix.

Heat oil in a wide pan on medium heat.

Add mustard seeds. When it crackles, add jeera and fry on a low heat for 30 seconds.

Add washed and chopped spinach. Stir well for  5 minutes.

Add diluted spice mix and stir well on a low heat for  2 – 3 minutes until the water dries up.

Add cubed pumpkin, salt to taste and hing. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a medium heat for 10 – 12 minutes until done / well cooked. Serve as a side dish with rice or rotis.

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