Red Pumpkin Stir-Fry


Hello and welcome again to my cooking corner. Today’s share is a simple, stir-fry recipe of red pumpkin which needs just a slight spicing up to enhance in taste as red pumpkin is having quite a very good taste of its own. It is a hassle-free, tasty, and a quick one to be made when you don’t have time on your hands. So let’s start with it—


  1. Red Pumpkin(small) – 1
  2. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp.
  3. Asafoetida or Hing – A pinch.
  4. Salt -According to taste.
  5. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.

For tempering

  1. Five Spice or Paanchphoran(whole) – 1 tsp.
  2. Dry Red Chilly -2.
  3. Bay Leaf – 1.
  4. Olive Oil – 2 tbsp.

For Garnishing:

  1. Fresh Cream -2 tbsp.
  2. Cilantro -A handful.


Step 1

Wash, scrape and finely chop the pumpkin.

Step 2 

Now take a wok and add 2 tbsp of olive oil into it. Now add paanchphoran,  dry red chilly and 1 bay leaf into the oil. When it starts to splutter add a pinch of asafoetida in the wok.

Step 3

Now add the finely diced red pumpkin, salt, turmeric powder and saute the veggie for five minutes. Now cover the wok with a lid and simmer your flame to a medium flame. Let it cook.

Step 4 

When the red pumpkin is cooked add 1 tsp of garam masala in the veggie and saute it once more.

Step 5

Switch off the flame and garnish it with chopped fresh cilantro and fresh cream.

Our Red Pumpkin Stir-Fry is ready to be served. Serve it with hot phulkas, naan, paranthas, rice etc.

Do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback about the recipe. Everyone have a great week. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!