Chef Shipra Khanna presents a vegetarian version of the popular Middle Eastern dish, Kibbeh. She uses pumpkin instead of minced meat with other traditional ingredients like bulgur wheat, pomegranate and pine nuts. This deep-fried delicacy makes a great brunch option.

- 1

Cooking Time

-18-20 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 5-10 Min


  • FOR Kibbeh
  • 1 cup boiled bulgur wheat
  • 1/2 cup mashed pumpkin
  • 2 tsp all spice mix
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for frying
  • FOR filling
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp allspice powder
  • 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1 - 5 mint leaves
  • 1 tsp oil
  • water
  • FOR Tzatziki
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 - 5 mint leaves
  • 3 - 4 tbsp yogurt
  • Salt as per taste
  • For garnish: Pomegranate seeds Mint leaves


  1. 1

    In a bowl, add boiled bulgur wheat, mashed pumpkin and mix it well Add all spice mix powder, salt as per taste and mix it again.
  2. 2

    For the filling, in a bowl, add chopped onions, salt as per taste, pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, nutmeg powder Add all spice powder and mix it Add crushed black pepper, mint leaves and mix again.
  3. 3

    Apply oil on hands, fill the onion mixture in pumpkin mix and fold it Deep fry it in the oil until it turns golden brown.
  4. 4

    For Tzatziki, in a bowl, add grated cucumber, garlic clove, roughly chopped mint leaves Add yogurt and whisk it Add salt as per taste and mix again.
  5. 5

    Garnish with pomegranate seeds, mint leaves and serve with the dip.
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Shipra Khanna, winner of MasterChef India Season 2, is unstoppable. Her cooking philosophy is all about innovating dishes, simplifying recipes and experimenting with clever hacks. She has penned three cookbooks and hosts several food shows including LF’s Snack in the Box.

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