How to make Stuffed Pumpkin -

Pumpkin stuffed with flavourful red kidney beans and rice mixture and baked.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Pumpkin (लाल कद्दू), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Stuffed Pumpkin checkout Roasted Pumpkin with Quinoa, Kaddu Ki Sabzi, Kumror Chhokka, Khatta Meetha Kaddu . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Lauki Kofta Curry Garlic Mushrooms Besan Tikka Masala Matar Malai - SK Khazana

Stuffed Pumpkin

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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 : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Stuffed Pumpkin Recipe

  • Pumpkin 1 medium

  • Oil 1 tablespo + for drizzling

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Celery finely chopped 1 inch

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 medium

  • Tomato puree 3 tablespoons

  • Red kidney beans (rajma) cooked ½ cup

  • Red kidney beans (rajma) Water, cooked ½ cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Cooked rice 1 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Processed cheese grated ½ cup

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180º C.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add onion and sauté till translucent. Add celery and garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add tomato and tomato puree, mix and cook till tomato turns pulpy. Add kidney beans, mix and cook for 1 minute. Add some kidney beans water and mix. Add chilli powder and salt, mix, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Add rice, mix and cook for 1 minute. Switch off heat, add coriander leaves and mix. Add cheese and mix well. Set aside.

Step 5

Cut a thin slice from the top of the pumpkin and reserve it. Scoop out the flesh to make a cavity. Stuff it with the kidney beans mixture and cover with the top slice. Drizzle some oil on top and sprinkle some crushed peppercorns and salt.

Step 6

Place the pumpkin on a baking tray. Place the baking tray in preheated oven and bake for 15-18 minutes.

Step 7

Serve hot.

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