Lal Bhoplyachi Bhaji.

Lal bhopla (pumpkin) bhaji is a simple and healthy accompaniment for rotis or rice.
This is a simple Maharashtrian preparation made with use of basic spices,I have added potatoes here which is completely optional.

Bhopla with gavar is also a very tasty combination,i have posted the recipe before.


1 Cup Lal Bhopla ,diced.

1 Potato cleaned,peeled and diced into pieces.

1 small Onion finely chopped.

1 tsp Oil.

1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds.

1/4 tsp Asafoetida.

1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder.

2 Green Chillies cut into pieces.

1 tbsp Grated Fresh Coconut.

Pinch of Sugar.

Salt to Taste


Wash,peel and dice lal bhopla and potatoes keep aside.

Heat the oil in a pan or pressure pan

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

Add diced bhopla and potatoes, turmeric,salt and grated coconut.Mix well add 2 tbsp of water,cover and cook for 8 minutes on medium flame or for 1 whistle in pressure pan.

Once the pressure is released,open the lid,add chopped coriander leaves,mix well..

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

Happy Cooking!!!


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