Laal Bhopla Bhaji (red Pumpkin Bhaji)
It is a well known fact that vegetables with a deep colour have more antioxidants. Red pumpkin is one such vegetable. Apart from it's use in the ever famous sambar, where it is enjoyed along with a whole melange of vegetables, red pumpkin does stand alone very well as a vegetable.
It has a sweet flavour, which is set off in this recipe with the addition of both red and green chillies. The urad dal, when fried, gets a nutty taste that complements the red pumpkin very well. It adds a little crunch to every bite too!
In this recipe, if you omit the coconut at the end, water it down with vegetable stock and put in a mixer, you get a wonderful soup! Serve it as a side or a quick dinner. If you want something easy and healthful, this is the recipe for you!