How to make Pumpkin Shrimps -

Shrimps, pumpkin and potatoes cooked with simple masalas

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Smita Das.

Main Ingredients : Pumpkin (लाल कद्दू), Shrimps (श्रिंप/ छोटे झींगे)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Seafood

You can also find more Main Course Seafood recipes like Dijon Style Fish Tisryanche Kalvan Kodagu Baimbale Fry Papletche Bhujne

Pumpkin Shrimps

Pumpkin Shrimps Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pumpkin Shrimps Recipe

  • Pumpkin peeled and cut into 1 cm cubes 1/2 kilograms

  • Shrimps peeled and deveined 1/2 kilogram

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chilli 2

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cumin powder 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chilli 3-4

  • Salt to taste

  • Potato cut into small cubes 2 medium

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Marinate the pumpkin pieces and potato pieces with turmeric and salt and keep it aside for half an hour.

Step 2

Heat one tablespoon oil in a non stick pan and shallow fry the pumpkins and potatoes till golden brown.

Step 3

Heat one tablespoon oil in a non stick pan and add cumin seeds, dry red chillies and bay leaves.

Step 4

Add shrimps, pumpkin, potatoes and saute for a minute.

Step 5

Add cumin powder, red chilli powder, slit green chillies and salt.

Step 6

Cover and cook. Stir occasionally Add garam masala and coriander leaves.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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