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Lal Bhoplyacha Bharit: A easy side dish recipe

Red Pumpkin Bharit ( Lal Bhoplyacha Bharit)

Lal Bhoplyacha Bharit is a classic Maharashtrian dish. A perfect side dish to light up a meal.

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Lal bhoplyacha Bharit is a super simple, easy, and high fiber- low carb dish to make. It can be made as a main course, a side dish, a snack, or a dip, and even during fasting.

As for me, this dish is a perfect summer dish. The color represents summer and the cooling effect of a red pumpkin teamed with curds makes it perfect for the season.

Serve it with hot steaming rice and varan or freshly made Chapatis to enjoy it better.

Red Pumpkin Bharit ( Lal Bhoplyacha Bharit)

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Maharashtrian
Keyword: gluten free, quick
Servings: 2
Author: Aditi Prabhu


  • Pan
  • Mixing bowl


  • 1 cup Red Pumpkin cubed/grated
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Thickk curds/ Hung Curds
  • 2-3 tbsp Roasted groundnut powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1 tsp Sendhav/ salt
  • 1/4 tsp Asafoetida/ Hing
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 tsp Oil


  • Steam the pumpkin till it can be mashed easily either in a cooker or in a microwave in minimum water.
  • Drain the water and let the pumpkin cool.
  • Coarsely mash the pumpkin in case you have cubed it.
  • Add in the powdered groundnut, salt, and sugar to the mashed pumpkin, Mix it nicely.
  • Then add the curds to the pumpkin mixture. Set it aside.
  • For the seasoning/tadka , heat oil in a wok. Add in the green chillies and saute nicely. Then add in the cumin and asafoetida .Let it splutter slightly.
  • Pour the tadka on pumkin mixture. Mix it well.
  • Serve it with a warm Roti or Bhakri

Author: Aditi Prabhu


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