Bhoplyache bharit or kaddu bharta / Pumpkin raita recipe is very easy to make.
Pumpkin raita is served as a side dish with chapati, rice, roti, paratha etc.
Pumpkin is known as bhopla(Marathi), Kaddu(Hindi), Kumbalkai (Kannada). Pumpkin is easily available in India at all time in the year.
You may use red pumpkin or yellow/white pumpkin for this bharta. Both taste good in this dish.
Ingredients for pumpkin bharta for 2-3 servings
Ingredients for tempering/ tadka
Step by step instructions for making pumpkin bharta
Preparation for making bharta –
Steam cooking pumpkin
Steam pumpkin pieces by any of the following methods.
Let the pumpkin cool completely.
Making tempering - tadka
Keep in the fridge if you like it cool or if you are going to serve it after some time. Leaving this pumpkin raita/bharta outside may make it sour if you are living in a hot place.
Tips and variations
If you leave the skin on, the skin does not get cooked very soft along with the pumpkin flesh. I do not mind that. If you do not like that, remove skin.
You may use homemade yogurt or store bought yogurt. Use only plain yogurt.
You may use slightly sour yogurt/curd if you like.
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