Pumpkin Bhaji Recipe


20 min

Pumpkin Bhaji Recipe

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20 min


3 persons




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Author: Konda Liza

Pumpkin bhaji recipe is absolutely simple, easy and minimally spiced, so it brings the sweetness of the pumpkin. The coconut also brings interesting notes to this beautiful side-dish.


  • coriander leaves : 1 Tbsp (chopped)
  • salt : 1 pinch (per taste)
  • shredded coconut : 50 g
  • turmeric : 1 pinch (powdered, add a generous pinch)
  • pumpkin : 300 g
  • asafoetida : 1 pinch
  • garlic : 4 clove
  • chili pepper : 1 tsp (red dried)
  • chili pepper : 1 piece (green)
  • curry leaves : 10 piece
  • cumin seed : 0.5 tsp
  • mustard seed : 0.5 tsp
  • oil : 2 Tbsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Rinse the pumpkin well, then chop it. Avoid chopping in small pieces, you can also remove the peel if you want.

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  2. Heat oil, lower the flame and then add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. You can use either sunflower oil or peanut oil.

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  3. Let the mustard seeds and the cumin seeds sizzle.

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  4. Now add sprig curry leaves and green chili (chopped), crushed garlic with the peel and a pinch of asafoetida. You can also add dried red chili (broken and seeds removed) instead of green chili. Stir well.

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  5. Add chopped pumpkin.

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  6. Then add a generous pinch of turmeric powder and salt as per taste.

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  7. Stir and mix well.

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  8. Cover the pan with a rimmed lid and pour water on the lid. The water in the lid creates steam in the pan and helps in cooking the pumpkin cubes.

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  9. On a low flame, cook the pumpkin. If the pumpkin cubes are getting browned, then pour  some water in the pan, it depends on the type and quality of a pan, pumpkin cubes can get browned.

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  10. When the pumpkin is cooked and softened, add shredded coconut, mix well.

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  11. Switch off the flame but keep the pan covered. After 5 minutes add chopped coriander leaves and again mix. Serve pumpkin bhaji with dal–rice!

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