Monday, 1 April 2013

Tasty Pumpkin Stir-fry (Lal Bhopalyachi Bhaji)

This is my my mom style stir-fry, I love this….
On some occasions , we cook “Satvik” food means food with no onion garlic. We cook this specially in “Shravan” month. Pumpkin is very rich in “A” vitamin.

  • Pumpkin/Kaddu/Lal Bhopla - 250 gms
  • Potato- 1 med. size
  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)-  ¼ tsp
  • Green Chilies - 5 
  • Scraped Coconut – ¼ cup
  • Chopped Coriander – ¼ cup
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Asafetida/Hing – ¼  tsp
  • Oil – 3 to 4 tbsp
  • Salt to taste 


  • Remove seeds & pulp (shredded messy part). Peel the pumpkin & potato skin and cut it into ½ inch pieces. Wash and drain. Cut the chilies into 1/2 or 1 inch pieces.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai/wok and add fenugreek seeds, green chilli, turmeric powder and asafetida. Sauté little and add potato. Sauté, cover and cook for 1-2 mints on simmer.
  • Add pumpkin, salt and mix well.. Sauté, cover and cook for 4-5 minutes on simmer. Do not add water. Pumpkin release water. Keep stirring with soft hand in between.
  • When potato and pumpkin get cooked , add scrapped coconut and chopped coriander.  Remove from gas.
  • Serve hot with chappati or as side dish.

You can use Mustard seeds – ½ tsp instead of fenugreek seeds or with.You can use also Jaggery or Sugar about ½ to 1 tsp but I do not use, pumpkin is already sweet.


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