Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lal Bhoplyache Bharit

 Bharit is a typical maharashtrian recipe. You can make bharit with different vegetables like eggplant (vanga) which is more commonly made, or you can make bharit out of padwal (snake gourd), Dudhi bhopla (bottle gourd), and many more veggies.... writing this gives me an idea to start a recipe series on "Maharashtrian Bharit".... lol
To make Lal Bhoplyache bharit (red pumpkin), I peeled and cut a quarter of a pumpkin into small pieces and boiled the pieces in a pot of water (covered) till they were fork tender (if you find this tedious, you can always pressure cook it). Mash the pieces after cooking. When they cool, add 3 tbsp yoghurt, salt to taste and 1 tsp sugar and mix. Keep this aside. You can add a tbsp
peanut powder (optional). In a pan heat 2 tsp ghee. Add 1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds), a pinch of asofoetida, 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds and 3-4 slit green chillies. Add this tempering to the mashed pumpkin and mix thoroughly. Garnish with cilantro and serve chilled ot at room temperature.
This bharit can be eaten for fasts (upvaas) too. Please leave your comments and suggestions!!

11 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I have always done bharta of eggplant and potatoes only. So, this is a new one. I will surely try it next time I buy pumpkin. Thanks for sharing.

R said...

thnx priya, yes, usually eggplant and potato bharta is more common... do try this one and let me know how u liked it :)

manisha ravikant said...

Nice recipe.actually no one likes to eat pumpkin bhaji,so i feel this should work out well with kids and grown up kids too,ha,ha.cheers

R said...

yes, true..... my hubby hates red pumpkin bhaji for some reason and this is the only way i can get him to eat it ;)

Khaugiri said...

Hey it's my favorite!!!! Very nice in summer:). You have a Good collection of recipies.

R said...

thnx for ur words of encouragement Khaugiri!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanx R, for your visit in our blog, I love this Lal Bhoplyache Bharit, "chaan diste"..this is something unusual..worth trying..keep visiting..

PJ said...

R, lal bhplyacha bharit ekdam chhan dista aahe! it has been a while since i ate it, but brings back all the childhood memories.

R said...

Thnx A2Z and PJ. do try it out and keep visitng!!

Padhu said...

New recipe to me .Sure to try
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

R said...

thnx padhu! do try it out...