Gharge is a very traditional recipe of Maharashtra. It is basically a sweet puri that has pumpkin(In Marathi: Lal Bhopla) as one if its major ingredient.


2 cups Pumkin(Deskinned and grated)

1 cup Wheat flour.

1 cup Rice flour.

1 & 1/2 cup Jaggery grated.

1 tbsp Ghee.

2 tsp Cardamom powder.

Salt to taste.

Oil for frying.


In a thick bottomed pan combine grated pumpkin, jaggery,salt and ghee &  cook  on medium heat till pumpkin is cooked and the mixture is a thick sticky mass.

Remove in a bowl and leave to cool.

Once cooled,add both the flours and cardamom powder,knead well to form semi hard dough.

Make small golf-ball sized balls of this mixture. Pat each ball and roll out to form a puri.

Use two plastic sheets greased with oil for the same.

Deep fry the gharges till golden-brown in hot oil.

Drain on absorbant paper.

Serve hot.

Happy Cooking !!!


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