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Kaddu Gawar ki Sabzi (Gawar Bhopla Bhaji) Recipe

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Healthy recipe of vitamins-rich and easy-to-chew kaddu/bhopla (pumpkin), and proteins-rich cluster beans (gawar) sabzi for toddlers and kids.
Author Mukta Tikekar


  • 1 cup chopped gawar cluster beans pieces
  • 3/4 th cup cubed kaddu pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1/4 th tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 th tsp ajwain carom seeds
  • 3/4 th tsp goda masala alternative given in the recipe
  • 1/4 th tsp asafoetida hing
  • 1/4 th tsp turmeric powder haldi
  • 1/4 th tsp red chili powder
  • Jaggery to taste preferably organic


  • Heat a small cooker and add oil. (You can make this sabzi in a kadai if you want but cooking in a pressure cooker takes less time. This also means more nutrients are preserved.)
  • When the oil is sufficiently hot, add mustard seeds and ajwain.
  • Add hing after the mustard seeds start to splutter.
  • Add gawar pieces, stir for a few seconds, and then add pumpkin pieces.
  • Add haldi and stir for half a minute.
  • Add red chili powder, goda masala, and stir once. (If you don't have goda masala at home, the next best thing to do is add some jeera and dhania powder.)
  • Add at least half cup water, stir, and then add jaggery.
  • Secure the cooker's lid and cook on medium-low flame for 8-10 minutes. (Two whistles)
  • Take off the lid after pressure settles and then add grated coconut and salt.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, add chopped coriander, stir, and then turn off heat.