Dudiya Kadambe is a healthy, scrumptious, fat-free teatime snack that Konkani people have enjoyed since time immemorial. Simple and easy to prepare, dudiya kadambe is made by steaming fine wheat semolina (or raw rice powder, for gluten free diets), mature grated pumpkin and jaggery wrapped in banana leaf jackets. With the onset of the fast food culture, this traditional delight became more or less forgotten in Konkani households. I was thinking of reviving this ancient snack, when to my surprise, my husband brought in a beautiful, freshly plucked ripe pumpkin. I immediately went ahead and prepared dudiya kadambe in two ways, sweet and savory. I had intended the savory one, chili pumpkin kadambe, as a recipe for diabetic patients, but to our surprise, I turned out to be just as good as the sweet dudiya kadambe, two treats for everyone. Here is the original sweet version.