Red Pumpkin Chutney, Kaddu Chutney, Bengali Bhopla Chutney

Red Pumpkin Chutney, Kaddu Chutney

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This mild and simple Bengali chutney is a surprise for those who don’t know about it. The procedure is so simple but the taste is so awesome!

Cooked and mashed red pumpkin is blended with an assortment of ingredients like red chillies, raisins and tamarind, which contribute spicy, sweet and tangy tones to the chutney.

Finger-licking tasty, this Red Pumpkin Chutney can be served as an accompaniment with meals or as a dip with crunchy snacks!

You can make a small batch and keep it in the fridge, to use whenever required. When you stock up on red pumpkin, you can also try Pumpkin Kootu Curry and Pumpkin Raita .

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Red Pumpkin Chutney, Kaddu Chutney, Bengali Bhopla Chutney recipe - How to make Red Pumpkin Chutney, Kaddu Chutney, Bengali Bhopla Chutney

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 0.5 cup (7 tbsp )
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1 cup red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu) , peeled and cut into cubes
1 tsp mustard (rai / sarson) oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1 whole dry kashmiri red chilli , broken into pieces
2 tbsp tamarind (imli) pulp
1/2 tbsp raisins (kismis)
1 tbsp sugar
salt to taste
  1. Combine the red pumpkin along with ½ cup of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds and dry kashmiri red chilli and sauté on a medium flame for few seconds.
  4. Add the cooked pumpkin along with the water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the tamarind pulp, raisins, sugar and salt, mix well, and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Cool slightly and blend it in a mixer till smooth.
  7. Serve or store it in an air-tight container and keep it refrigerated. Use as required.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per tbsp
Energy29 cal
Protein0.4 g
Carbohydrates5.2 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat0.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2 mg

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Red Pumpkin Chutney, Kaddu Chutney, Bengali Bhopla Chutney
 on 01 Jun 20 10:11 PM

How long can it keep for? Also is there a way of keeping it fresh for longer?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days.
03 Jun 20 10:41 PM
Red Pumpkin Chutney, Kaddu Chutney, Bengali Bhopla Chutney
 on 23 Aug 17 04:47 PM

we know that pumpkin is the greatest source of It is very healthy and we are going to make on regular basis. thanks.
Red Pumpkin Chutney, Kaddu Chutney, Bengali Bhopla Chutney
 on 30 Jun 17 07:41 PM

can we keep it in lunch box for kids.. it sounds very healthy
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Foodie, yes you can keep it in the lunch box.
01 Jul 17 08:52 AM
Red Pumpkin Chutney, Kaddu Chutney
 on 20 Mar 17 05:04 PM

This lip-smacking chutney has been a super hit in my house... Sweet and sour and mouth-watering at the same time, it is difficult to keep your hands off once you taste it.... Plus if you are a pumpkin fan you will love it for sure...