Sunday

Bhoplyachi Bhaji / Glazed Butternut Squash

Recipe: Butternut squash pieces cooked with spices and jaggery !
     PumpkinCurry (2)     
     While growing up in our town, this subzi used to be served at a yearly Karthik Ekadashi(11th day of the Karthik month in Hindu calendar) where almost everyone at our town used to partake, atleast the kids. We had to take our plates and after the pooja was over, they served the prasad lunch. The food was simple yet such amazing and tasty. And among the prasad, the bhoplyachi bhaji(kaddu sabzi) used to be my favorite with the sweet spicy taste. Ever since then this has been my favorite preparation with the squash.

Ingredients:
3 cups butternut squash, deskinned, cubed
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 pinch asafetida
1 1/2 tsp goda masala
3/4 tsp chili powder
2 cubes jaggery/3 –4 tbsp brown sugar
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste

Preparation Method:
1. Heat oil in a skillet/vessel. Add mustard seeds, as they pop add the asafetida.
2. Immediately add the cubed butternut squash, goda masala, chili powder, salt, turmeric and jaggery. Stir.
3. Add little water, close the lid and let it cook.
4. Once cooked, let the water evaporate. Serve with roti/bhakri/bread or as a side !

PumpkinCurry

Preparation Time: 15 –20 mins
Serves: 2 - 3

Tags:Pumpkin, squash, butternut squash, bhopla, kaddu, subzi, kaddu ki sabji, pumpkin curry, how to cook pumpkin

23 comments:

ruchikacooks said...

Oooo.. That looks really nice, have never heard of the name too. Great color and easy prep. Is it like the food after fasting?

kitchen queen said...

yummmmmmmmmm! and a delicious curry with a good click.

SE said...

@ruchika..yes it is prepared for naivedya/prasad...during the pumpkin season !!

simply.food said...

Lovely recipe never cooked it with jaggery before.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely color and looks delicious.

Priya said...

Tempting dish, sounds fantastic..new for me..

Ankita said...

Bhaji looks yum and a perfect click too :)

I was not a fan of lal bhopla as we call it until I married.But now I do use it a lot in sambhar,bhajji n parathas too.

Vrinda said...

Thats a nice recipe,can c the glaze on them,yummm

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Looks warm and mouthwatering, wonderful color and I can have the entire bowl!!!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

Butternut squash is one of my all-time favorites! This is mouth-watering delicious!

Rachana Kothari said...

Wow!!! beautiful pics, looks absolutely delicious:)

Devi Meyyappan said...

Sounds delicious!!.. I've never cooked butternut squash!.. shud try it:).. thank you!

tasteofbeirut said...

Looks so delicious! I think I am going to prepare that dish using some sweet potatoes I have in my pantry that need to be consumed asap!

PJ said...

I love this bhoplaychi bhaji too.. so simple and yet so very flavorful! great post.

Suparna said...

looks heavenly ..love such sweet and spicy combi, thanks dear seems an easy recipe :)
TC

SE said...

thanks gals..for your wonderful comments...do make this, as its very simple and tasty !!

Sushma Mallya said...

simple and delicious one...

Gulmohar said...

Interesting one Sharada...Looks wonderful and the color is beautiful :-)

Siddhi S said...

wow it luks very invitng...evn i like it...very nice recipe

Kanchan said...

Even I like this one ! Very simple and very healthy !

Tina said...

Great recipe...

Spice said...

simple & delicious.....love it

Deepa G Joshi said...

such a nice and simple recipe yet in its simplicity lies its awesome taste..love this bhaji..ditto my mum style..thanks so much for sharing..

Related Posts with Thumbnails