Acorn Squash Bhaji

desi acorn squash bhaji
Acorn Squash is similar to Pumpkin/Lal Bhopla/Kadoo in taste. Few months back I had blogged about Duddhe Upkari or Lal Bhopla Bhaji. This recipe is similar to that, but with acorn squash and minus coconut.

Acorn Squash - 2 cups
Green chilies - 8
Curry Leaves - a sprig
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves - few sprigs
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Asafetida/Hing - 1/4 tsp
Jaggery or Brown Sugar - 1 tsp

How to cook Acorn Squash Bhaji:
  • Peel the squash skin and discard the seeds. Cut it into bite sized pieces.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadhai/wok and add mustard seeds, asafetida and curry leaves. When mustard seeds splutter, add squash pieces and lengthwise slit green chilies. Cook it covered.
  • When squash gets cooked and soft, add salt and jaggery. Cook for about 2 minutes. Add chopped cilantro and Stir fry Squash is ready.


  1. wow uma this is good one..delicious stir fry..we love the taste of this acorn squash.i prepare the curry with it not yet stir fried ..perfectly done

  2. This looks delicious! I love acorn squash.

  3. Thats a beautiful stir fry, i never tried acorn squash for anything, will try to get next time..

  4. I love pumpkin this looks delicious.

  5. this is a dish usually made in north india in tastes awesome.. with Pooris and desert...
    its YUM for sure!

  6. LOvely stir of my favourites...

  7. wow stir fry looks great...too tempting n good.

  8. My mom makes this dish with Indian pumpkin. It tastes awesome. Thanks for your recipe.

  9. great stir fry sounds good have to taste it

  10. looks yummy uma!!! I loved the recipe. Loved the besan-capsicum curry that meeso made too.

  11. I have not tried this squash,but seems really good...

  12. Dear,,stir fry looks delicious we do with yellow pumpkin like the same it taste good.Thanks for sharing dear,,Enjoy ur Weekend.

  13. Waw thats yummy. I used to add a pich of sugar to the same.

  14. delicious stir fry. really a good recipe

  15. Looks delicious...never had acorn squash in desi dishes

  16. Dudde Upkari...tastes awesome it tastes more awesome with kabbu(sugarcane) I have the pic lying in my draft got to post it soon :)
    We even add soyi... do u??

  17. simple and deliciousooooooooo

  18. Thanks Prani, Linda, Priya, SimplyFood, Harman, Kamalika, Jay, Sridevi, Knk, Preeti, Sushma, Sathya, WomenWisdom, Krishnaveni, Gulmohar, Preety, MaryMoh, Aps, Panchpakwan, Preeti, Kshipra for the encouraging words.

    Aps, even I add grated coconut .. kabbu with dudde is new for me.. i must ask Mom abt this new recipe.


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