How to make Bhopla Gharge -

A deep fried red pumpkin sweet made with rice flour, jaggery and of course red pumpkin.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Pumpkin (लाल कद्दू), Jaggery

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Bhopla Gharge

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Bhopla Gharge Recipe

  • Pumpkin grated 2 cups

  • Jaggery 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 cup

  • Rice flour 6 cups

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add pumpkin and sauté on a high heat for 2-3 minutes.

Step 2

Transfer into a bowl, add jaggery and mix well. Add rice flour and mix well.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.Make small balls of this mixture and place on one half of a plastic sheet.

Step 4

Cover it with the other half and press with hand and shape it like a gharge.

Step 5

Deep fry the gharges in hot oil till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.