Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bhoplyachi Bhaaji

Mom makes this bhaaji for the fasting days.

BhopLyachi Bhaaji
भोपळ्याची भाजी
Pumpkin-Peanuts Stir Fry
1/3 cup raw peanuts, soaked in water for 2 hours
1 piece of pumpkin or 1 small butternut squash, peeled, cut into cubes - approx  =  3 cups
salt to taste

2 tsp ghee/clarified butter/toop
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 green chilies, slit

1 tbsp scraped coconut

Suggested Accompaniment

1. Soak raw peanuts (preferably from Indian stores) in water for 2 hours, drain and set aside.
2. Heat ghee in a saucepan.
3. Add cumin seeds and green chilies. As they sizzle, add peanuts. Fry for 2 minutes.
4. Add squash or pumpkin pieces. Saute for 5 minutes.
5. Cover the saucepan with a lid. Pour water in the lid. Let it cook on a medium flame till squash pieces are cooked.
6. Add coconut to garnish.
7. Serve with yogurt.

Note -
1. You can add 1 tsp grated, peeled ginger in tempering for a refreshingly different flavor.


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