Kaddu ka Ambal- sweet and sour yellow pumpkin curry from Jammu and Kashmir .
Kaddu ka ambal is a very popular recipe from Dogra Cuisine of Jammu Kashmir region. It is a simple tangy curry made with minimum ingredients easily avalable at home. Ambal is basically a sweet and sour curry made with the use of jaggary and tamarind . Ambal can be made with different vegetables but the most popular is – Kaddu ka ambal.
This kaddu ka ambal recipe is quite similar to the Khatta Meetha Kaddu recipe which is popular In North India ,but here we use raw mango and sugar and in ambal tamarind and jaggary is used which taste slightly different . Ambal is cooked chunky and khatta meetha kaddu is quite mashed up curry.
Dhooni is often given to the prepared curry to give it a nice smoky flavour ,Though this is optional but I always prefer doing this and highly recommend it.
Yellow pumpkin is quite blend in taste so not much prefered by many people but there are so many recipe s which you can try with pumpkin. I have also posted few which you can try- Pumpkin ka Raita , Pumpkin Masala Poori , Pumpkin Fritters.