How to make Pumpkin Poppers -

Sweet pumpkin mixture cooked in a paniyaram mould, makes a great breakfast snack

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Red pumpkin (kaddu / bhopla) , Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Pumpkin Poppers

Pumpkin Poppers Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Pumpkin Poppers Recipe

  • Red pumpkin (kaddu / bhopla) , grated 2 cups

  • Ghee 1 1/2 tbsp to grease

  • Jaggery , grated 1 cup

  • Semolina (rava / sooji) 1/2 cup

  • Fine rice flour 1/2 cup

  • Tomato ketchup to serve


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add pumpkin and sauté on high heat for 2-3 minutes till the moisture evaporates. Switch the heat off.

Step 2

Add jaggery and mix well. Transfer into a bowl and let it cool down.

Step 3

Add semolina and rice flour and mix well. Divide the dough into equal portions, grease palms with ghee and make small balls of each portion.

Step 4

Heat a hot paniyaram mould, drizzle a little ghee in each dent. Place a ball in each dent and cook on low heat till lightly browned. Flip and cook the other side similarly. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Arrange on a serving platter and serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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