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A plate of marrow guhtva garnished with coriander. A plate of flat bread sits in the background

Ghutva Marrow

Chef Tripti
Roasted marrow cooked in a classic indian recipe with spices
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Roasting marrow 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dip, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people


  • 1360 gms Marrow
  • 80 gms Red onion
  • 20 gms Garlic
  • 13 gms Ginger
  • 165 gms Tomatoes
  • 1 Green chilli Rocket chilli
  • 2 tablespoon Mustard oil
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric
  • ¼ tsp Red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Amchur raw mango powder
  • ½ tsp Kala namak
  • 11 gms Fresh coriander


  • Pre heat oven to 200ºC
  • Cut the marrow into half horizontally and scoop out the seeds
  • Rub in some oil and salt and roast it in the oven for about 30 mins.
  • Chop the onions, garlic, ginger, green chilli, coriander and tomatoes and set aside.
  • Once the marrow is roasted, peel off the skin while hot.
  • Roughly chop the marrow and set aside.
  • Heat the mustard oil in a pot over a medium heat. Add cumin seeds and asafoetida and allow it to bloom (cook in the oil) for a minute or so. Be careful here we don't want to burn it.
  • Add the chopped red onions and sauté for five minutes till soft.
  • Add the chopped garlic and ginger and sauté for another couple of minutes.
  • Add the green chilli, turmeric, coriander and chilli powder. Fry it for a few minutes till you can smell the fragrance the spices.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes are soft and mushy and have changed colour.
  • Now add the chopped marrow and all the juices from the marrow, and add kala namak. Continue cooking over a medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring often to insure nothing gets stuck in the bottom.
  • Once the marrow is soft and breaking easily with the back of a spoon, add the amchur. Mix and remove from the heat.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with Tikda. ( gram flour flat bread )
Keyword comfort food, Gluten free, healthy, vegan