Bonda With Mashed Pumpkin/Sweet Pakoda

4 from 2 votes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Served AsSnacks
Servings 3


  • Ripe Pumpkin 1 medium size
  • Oil for frying
  • Cardamom seeds/Elaichi of 2 no
  • Sugar 8-10 tspn
  • Wheat flour 1 small bowl


  • Peel off the ripe pumpkin, take out the seeds & cut in small pieces.
  • Place the cut pieces in a container wash it once & cook the pumpkin pieces for 10-15 mins.
  • You need to buy a complete ripe pumpkin yellow to orange in color.
  • For cooking the pieces do not add water. Just sprinkle a little water if required. 
  • Cover the lid of the container & steam cook the pieces. Take care not to burn the pieces as it will turn black & won't taste sweet.   
  • After the pumpkin is cooked let it cool & smash the pieces with the pav bhaji smasher.
  • Add the sugar & cardamom seeds. Mix all the ingredients.  
  • Add the wheat flour & make the batter. Do not add water while mixing the   wheat flour.   
  • Mix wheat flour & all the ingredients well & check if you can a small pakoda with your fingers.  
  • The batter is ready. Now keep this batter aside for half to one hour. 
  • After half or one hour heat the oil for cooking & frying the pakoda. 
  • After the oil is heated make small pakoras/pakodas with fingers or using a spoon slowly pass into the heated oil.
  • Fry & cook the sweet pakoda till it brown in color from all the sides.  
  • Repeat the step & make more pakodas. 
  • Enjoy the sweet pakodas for snacks for a change.

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