How to make Kaddu Ki Tikkiyaan -

Tasty snack made from pumpkin.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) (लाल कद्दू/ भोपला), Bread (ब्रेड)

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Kaddu Ki Tikkiyaan

Kaddu Ki Tikkiyaan Recipe Card


Hyderabad’s 400-year-old culinary history, like its culture, is unmatched by any other state in India.  Of all the Muslim cuisines, Hyderabadi is the only one in the sub-continent that can boast of a major vegetarian section. This has much to do with the local influences. Considering that the elite of the erstwhile Hyderabad state came from the north of India and was almost entirely Muslim, this is a little surprising. The nation’s vegetarians, of course, stand to gain by it.
Some of the salient features of Hyderabadi food are the key flavours of coconut, tamarind, peanuts and sesame seeds. The main spice is chilli, which is used in abundance and is the reason for the one word used to describe Hyderabadi cuisine - fiery!
The cuisine draws its flavour from two rich legacies - the Deccan cuisine of Nizams and the spicy Andhra style of food, laced with mustard, garlic and chillies and eaten with doles of chutney and pickle.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kaddu Ki Tikkiyaan Recipe

  • Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) peeled and grated 250 grams

  • Bread 5 slices

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Gram flour (besan) 2-3 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli flakes 1/4 teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Prunes as required

  • Cheese grated as required


Step 1

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a kadai, add ginger and garlic and sauté for ½ minute. Add gram flour and sauté lightly for 1-2 minutes.

Step 2

Add red chilli powder, chilli flakes, roasted cumin powder and dried mango powder and mix.

Step 3

Add grated pumpkin and sauté till all the moisture evaporates. Transfer the mixture in a bowl to cool.

Step 4

Cut the bread slices into small pieces, add to the pumpkin mixture, mix and keep aside to cool completely.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a non stick pan. Add salt to the pumpkin mixture and mix.

Step 6

Apply gram flour to your hands. Divide the pumpkin mixture into equal portions and shape them into balls.

Step 7

Place a prune in each portion and top it with a little cheese. Gather the edges together and seal. Roll into a ball again and press lightly to shape into a tikki.

Step 8

Shallow fry the tikkis in hot oil, turning sides, till they turn golden brown on both sides. Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.