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.