Kaddu Ka Bharta

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Kaddu Ka Bharta, a delicious bharta made of juicy  pumpkins! Bharta is a slightly mushy vegetable-based dish that tastes heavenly. The mild sweetness of the pumpkin is beautifully balanced by a mixture of spice powders.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg chopped red pumpkin ( kaddu)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 1/2 tsp onion seeds (kalonji)
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
  • salt to taste
  • 2  tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Method

  • Heat the oil in a kadahi and add the cumin seeds, fennel seeds, nigella seeds and fenugreek seeds.
  • When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté till they turn translucent.
  • Add the pumpkin, asafoetida, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt  cook for 10-15 mins. so that the pumpkin becomes mushy.
  • Add the amchur and salt and mix well. Simmer till the oil separates from the pumpkin.
  • Serve hot, garnished with the coriander.
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