Gavar Bhoplyachi Bhaji.

Gavar (Cluster beans) and lal bhopla (pumpkin) sabji is a simple and healthy accompaniment for rotis or rice. The sweetness of the Pumpkin balances the slight bitterness of the cluster beans.
This is a simple Maharashtrian preparation made with use of basic spices.


2 Cups Gavar strings removed and broken into pieces or chopped.

1 Cup Lal Bhopla ,diced.

1 small Onion finely chopped.

1 tsp Oil.

1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds.

1/4 tsp Asafoetida.

1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder.

1 tsp Red Chilii Powder.

1 tbsp Grated Fresh Coconut.

Salt to Taste


Wash and pat dry gavar,remove strings and break/ chop into pieces.Wash and dice lal bhopla,keep aside.

Heat the oil in a pressure pan

Add mustar seeds and asafoetida ,add onion and saute till it turns translucent.

Add gavar,bhopla,chilli powder, turmeric,salt and grated coconut.Mix well add 2 tbsp of water,cover and cook for 1 whistle.

Once the pressure is released,open the lid,mix well.

Remove in a serving bowl and serve with phulka,bhakri or dal rice.

Happy Cooking!!!


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