7 Pumpkin Recipes that aren’t Traditional but are Damn Good

October 12, 2020 Soni Satpathy-Singh     SketchyDesi

Chances are, when you think of pumpkin, you automatically crave for pie. When the words “pumpkin spice” come up, you think of lattes. And when Indian pumpkin recipes are discussed, its usually by way of curries and daal.

But what if I told you there’s a whole world out there that enjoys spiced pumpkins and pumpkin spice in non-traditional ways that are equally, dare I say even better than what we’ve come to know as staples in the repertoire of pumpkin recipes?

Must-try non-traditional pumpkin recipes

1. Pumpkin and Paneer Naan Pizza

Photo source: Food to Love

Can I get a pizza this STAT? This is naan-stop flavor!


2. Curried Kale, Pumpkin, and Potato Pie

Photo source: Food 52

This recipe makes one 9-inch double crust deep dish pie. 9-inch. Deep. Pie. All my favorite words.


3. Pumpkin Semolina Dosa

Photo source: Cook with Kushi

This dosa/pancake doesn’t require any fermentation and it takes about 10 minutes to make, and seconds to devour. Have your (pan)cake and eat it, too!


4. Spiced Pumpkin Pie Samosa

Photo source: The Red Lychee

People, what we basically have going on here is “a mini deep-fried pumpkin pie.” My life is complete. God bless.


5. Pumpkin Pakora

Photo source: Roti N Rice

Imagine fryin’ these up and enjoying it with a bottomless cup o’ chai in the Fall. Mmmmm. And the batter is both egg and gluten-free. Get the recipe here for how you can batter-up.


6. Chai and Pumpkin (almost) Raw Cheesecake

Photo source: Rainbow Nourishments

This cake has two creamy AF layers of spiced pumpkin cheesecake AND chai cheesecake. Pumpkin + chai. The perfect marriage. Attend the wedding here.


7. Garam Masala Pumpkin Pie

Photo source: My Heart Beets

This recipe is everything The Teal Mango encompasses. Check out how Ashley, blogger and recipe developer, explains the background of this dish:

“I don’t want to get too deep here since I’m about to tell you about pie… but, I can’t help but feel like this Garam Masala Pumpkin Pie is the perfect representation of me (born in the US, raised by Indian parents). Pumpkin pie is an American tradition and garam masala is an Indian staple. It’s the perfect blend of both worlds.”

Our hyphenated identity in pie-form. A recipe developer after our hearts. Love it! Identify here.

Soni Satpathy-Singh

As a recipe developer in her days before The Teal Mango, Soni remains devoted to food, particularly Indian food, and more specifically, pav bhaji and chaat.


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