How to make Doodhi Bhopda Bhaji -

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Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) (लौकी / दूधी), Fresh coconut (ताज़ा नारियल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Doodhi Bhopda Bhaji checkout Lauki Aloo Matar, Bharwan Lauki with Kadhi, Lauki Kiwi Masala, Lauki aur Wadiyon ki Sabzi . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Padwal Chi Koshimbir Ker Sangri Aloo aur Mangodi ki Sabzi Jain Pitla

Doodhi Bhopda Bhaji

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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 : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Doodhi Bhopda Bhaji Recipe

  • Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) peeled and cut into cubes 1 medium

  • Fresh coconut scraped ½ cup

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) ¼ teaspoon

  • Green chillies chopped 1-2

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds and let them splutter.

Step 2

Add green chillies, asafoetida and bottle gourd and mix well. Add onion and sauté for a minute.

Step 3

Add some water, mix, cover and cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add salt and little water, mix, cover and cook for 2 minutes. Add sugar, crushed peppercorns, coconut and some water, mix, cover and cook for a minute.

Step 5

Serve hot.

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