Yes, You Can Eat Baby Pumpkins!

Check out this recipe from CDKitchen!


1/2 pound tinda (baby pumpkin)
2 medium potatoes, cut into cubes
1/2 inch ginger
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds, for the paste
5 whole red chili
1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
3 green chili
1 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
salt to taste
4 tablespoons cooking oil
1 small, finely chopped tomato
a pinch cumin seeds
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 cup water


Mix the potato with 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder and salt. Heat the oil in a pan, and fry the potato till they turn light golden brown. Remove and keep it aside. 

Scrape the baby pumpkin with a peeler and cut into 4 pieces. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric and little salt. Fry in the same oil till they turn light brown. Remove and set aside. Grind to make a paste of ginger, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and whole red chilli. Add Bay leaf, 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds (seasoning), sugar, garam masala powder to the oil in the pan. When starts spluttering, add the juice from the paste from step 3 using a strainer. Add the rest of the turmeric powder. Fry for 5 minutes in medium heat. Add the chopped tomato and fry till oil leaves the side of the pan. Add the salt, green chilli, fried potato and the tinda. Fry for few minutes. Add 1 1/2 cup of water and bring to boil. Reduce heat and let it simmer for 10 min. Remove and serve with rice or chappati.

Author: Central Brooklyn CSA

The Central Brooklyn CSA (CBCSA) is dedicated to working with our partners the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Windflower Farm, and the Hebron French Speaking SDA Church to continue the work of building a Community Supported Agriculture model that increases access to fresh, local produce for all members of our communities, regardless of income level. Join us as we continue to bring fresh, organic, affordable and nutritious vegetables and fruit to the Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, and surrounding communities.

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