This post is all about spicy Pethe ki sabzi or let’s say kaddu ki sabzi. Petha or kaddu is a hindi term used for yellow squash/pumpkin. Petha is the most popular vegetable used during fasting time. Apart from being a nutritional vegetable, it has very low calorie count. I actually have to admit that I am normally not into pumpkins – not at all. This was not my type of sabzi. Seeing this vegetable on my plate made me loose all my appetite.
But this one trip to Haridwar changed my whole opinion on Pethe ki Sabzi. I especially remember this small shop where my family and I sat down and ordered this dish – honestly at first I was very reluctant to try it out. But this one bite was enough to make me reconsider my opinion- my taste buds exploded with flavor and cried out – mooore please!! Not to mentioned it was very smooth, spicy yet seasoned to perfection. Since then Petha is a must have vegetable in my meal plan.
In the recipe below I have used a yellow petha which was sweet and ripe and above all it was easy to chop. Seasoned with whole spices and cooked in ghee made this sabzi everyone’s delight. Tip to a perfect petha – cook it in ghee.
This recipe is REVISITED means that it was photographed again for better picture quality. Below you may find petha cooked in two different pans- method is the same just better photography