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Pumpkin Saag
March 15, 2011, 11:50 am
Filed under: recipes

I had 4 sugar pumpkins sitting on the counter from my Fall garden. One went soft and started to mold on the bottom so I knew it was time to use the other 3 or lose them. so I baked all three. While they were baking I opened up my cookbooks to look at recipes using pumpkins. I found a recipe for pumpkin saag. Since my husband likes Saag Paneer, I thought I would give this recipe a try. It was delicious and even though John looked at it and said it didn’t look appealing, he liked it very much.

After baking the pumpkins, I let them cool and then skinned and cubed them. I ended up with 3 cups of pumpkin. With one cup I made pumpkin pie filling, vegan. And with the second cup I made a small batch of pumpkin paneer. I still have one cup to use. Here’s the recipe.

  • 1 cup of cubed pumpkin
  • 2 tsp of canola oil
  • 1/4 of a large onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 cup of diced stewed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP of lemon juice or tamarind liquid
  1. Saute onion in the oil for approx 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 3 more minutes.
  3. Add pumpkin and stir.
  4. Add vegetable brothsalt, and spices.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes .
  6. Add lemon juice
  7. Shut off heat, cover and let sit for 5 minutes covered.
  8. Enjoy.
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