In India, pumpkin is majorly grown in Orrisa, UP, MP, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Haryana and other few states, making country its second largest producer. The season in which the vegetable crop is grown is monsoon. It requires loamy soil with the pH value between 6 and 7. This vegetable can be used in both, savory and sweet dishes. This versatile vegetable is cooked in almost all Indian households as a kaddu ki sabzi or added into other dishes, like South Indian sambhar. Restaurants and hotels cook and serve this vegetable in a different way, for instance pumpkin cheesecake cream ice, pumpkin pie and pumpkin ginger crème caramel.
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