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White bowl with Auriya kadoo

Auriya Kadoo

Auriya Kadoo is a traditional Himachal pahari recipe. Pumpkin is simmered in a mustard sauce to make this scrumptious dish. Serve with roti!!
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: himachal pradesh
Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Raw Rice
  • 6~8 cups Pumpkin or other winter squash
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Panch phoron
  • teaspoon Asafetida/ Hing
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 ~ 3 Dry Red Chilies
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Amchoor (dry mango powder)
  • 3 tablespoons Cilantro, finely chopped
  • To taste Salt


  • In a small bowl, soak mustard seeds and rice in 3 tablespoons of water for 30 minutes. Drain and grind to a fine paste. Add little water, if needed, while blending.
  • Peel the pumpkin and chop into 1" pieces.
  • Heat mustard oil in a large pan, add bay leaves and panch phooron. Cook for 1 minute or until the seeds start to splutter. Add the dry red chilies and hing. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • Next add the chopped pumpkin/ squash and turmeric. Cover and cook for about 12~15 minutes or until the veggie is tender. Add ground coriander, amchur powder and cook for 1~2 minutes.
  • Finally add the ground mustard paste and cook for 2 more minutes. Switch off the heat and garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve with steamed rice.


  • Use 1 medium size pumpkin or other winter squash.
  • Add just enough water to blend the mustard seeds and rice into a smooth paste.
  • Store leftover auriya kadoo in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 569mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 13294IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg
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