Friday, October 30, 2009

Gharge... Sweet Pumpkin Puri

Gharge is a very traditional recipe of Maharashtra. It is basically a sweet puri that has pumpkin(In Marathi: Lal Bhopla) as one if its major ingredient. Earlier in my school days my Aai used t make this very often. But now a days don't know why everybody has forgotten this. So today I took an opportunity to make a typical Maharashtrian dish for Halloween. They are very easy to make, easy to carry while travelling for children. You can keep for 4-5 days without refrigeration.


Pumpkin peeled and grated - 2 cups

Grated jaggery - 1cup

Wheat flour - 1 cup

Fine Rava (Semolina) - 1/2 cup

Pure ghee - 1 teaspoon

Salt - a pinch

Oil to Deep fry.


Heat Ghee in Kadai, add grated pumpkin. Saute it and cover it for 2 minutes. Now add jaggery and cook together. Once it mixed wel and pumpkin is cooked, remove from the flame. Let it get slightly warm. Now add salt, wheat flour, rava to the pumpkin and make a dough of it. If you think it is very loose you can add more flour to it. Let the dough cool. Then make small balls of dough. Spread them out between to sheets of greased plastic to the size of a puri with hand. Deep fry these in hot oil until golden brown. Drain these Gharge on a tissue paper. You can eat it immediately or can be stored for 4-5 days without refrigeration.

This is for Cooking for Kids Event- Wheat initiated by Sharmi of Neivedyam


For for Chef in you's Show Me Your Pumpgrins


chakhlere said...

wow!! They have come out perfect. Looks yummy!!

Soma Pradhan said...

Never heard of this..Sweet Pumpkin curry loos interesting

Priya said...

Wow pumpkin puri, very innovative..

Pari said...

Hi. This is my dad's favorite, and even I was thinking the same, I haven't made them in ages and was longing to make and eat them. Lavkarach banavte.
Tujhe khoop chhan distat ahe. masta masta, what to do I can't grab them from here.

Trupti said... of my khup diwasat khalle nahi aata karayla pahije

Preeti Kashyap said...

sweet puri and pumkin are a great combo....yummm. Lovely pic!

weecheeky said...

u seem to cook what I think about! :o) It happened with Harabhara kabab and now the same with gharge. Will make these soon. Thanks.

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