Sweet Pumpkin Puri (Bhoplyache Gharge)

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Sweet Pumpkin Puri (Bhoplyache Gharge)


Gharge is a traditional Maharashtrian dish which is quick and requires minimum ingredients. Traditionally pumpkin along with Gud or jaggery is used while preparing this dish. However, it can be replaced with banana or cucumber. It has a good shelf life and stays good for 3-4 days. Tastes awesome and goes well with tea, coffee.  

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 25 Min


Serves : 4
  • 1 cups yellow or red pumpkin (peeled and grated, tightly packed)

  • 2 cups wheat flour

  • 4-5 tbsp grated jaggery (adjust as per your sweetness preference)

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder

  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp ghee

  • 2 cups oil for frying

  • 2-3 tbsp water as or only if required for kneading


  • Heat ghee in a wok or kadai. Add grated pumpkin and jaggery. Sauté for few seconds. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until pumpkin becomes mushy.
  • Add nutmeg and cardamom powder. Mix well. Switch off the flame and let it cool.
  • Transfer it in the blender and blend it into fine thick puree or mash it using spatula or masher. Don’t add water.
  • In a bowl take wheat flour, salt, cooked, mashed or blended Pumpkin. Mix well until mixture incorporates well with each other.
  • Knead it into a stiff dough. Add water only if required.
  • Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • In a wok, heat oil.
  • Knead the dough again. Take a small portion of it and make a ball.
  • Grease rolling board with little oil. Place a ball and Roll evenly from all the sides. It should be a little thick.
  • Fry Puris or gharge on the medium-low flame from all the sides till golden brown and fluffy.
  • Serve hot with tea or coffee or any curry.