Homemade Pumpkin Puree - Pressure Cooker#MultiCookerMonday

In India, pumpkin is easily available through the year. I can make pumpkin puree any time, but making it in bulk and storing it saves time, energy, also I can make any recipe that calls for it in a jiffy.
I have already shared two other methods of making pumpkin puree.

How to Roast the Pumpkin in the Oven you can check the method here Roasted Red Pumpkin - Oven. For Air Fryer Roasted Red Pumpkin.

Making your own pumpkin puree not only means that your recipe will be free of any artificial coloring or preservatives, but will also ensure that you can use this seasonal item whenever you want.

Pumpkin puree is an extremely versatile ingredient that can be used in either sweet or savory applications. You can make anything from curry to quick bread, pie to pancakes.

This easy recipe uses pure pumpkin and doesn’t have any added sugar, which means that it will work well in either sweet or savory recipes.
Homemade pumpkin puree is always better than the store bought version, as it does not have any preservatives, additives or artificial coloring ingredients. Moreover, you can opt for any type of pumpkin or winter squash that you prefer and have available. The sweetness and color will vary with the type of pumpkin you use.

800 Grams Red Pumpkin
50 Ml Water as required

Remove the pith and seeds from the pumpkin.
Wash, peel and chop them in small cubes.
In a pressure pan, add the pumpkin and water. Place it on medium high flame for 2 whistles, reduce the flame low and let it cook for 3 minutes.  Switch off the flame.
Let the cooker cool completely. Add the cooled pumpkin cubes in a blender or immersion blender. I used a blender jar since it gives a smoother texture pumpkin puree. 
Blend till smooth without adding any water. 
Store it in a airtight container in the refrigerator for a week or freeze it in a zip lock bag for about 2 to 3 months.

My Notes
Storage: Will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to three months.
Freezing: Freeze in silicone ice cube or muffin tins for easy access to smaller portions.
Labels: Red Pumpkin, Puree, Pressure Cooker, Multi Cooker Monday, Vegan, Gluten free, Sugar Free, No Oil Or Butter, American, Condiment

Multicooker Monday November 2021

Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.


  1. Homemade frozen pumpkin puree is great to have on hand! I just need a bigger freezer. :)

  2. What an easy way to puree pumpkin. Thanks Sneha.

  3. How lucky that you can get pumpkin all year long. What a great way to make your own puree.

  4. This is great and easy recipe!