Gaargi is a dessert that we used to make and I am sure it has some other names in other cultures. It looks like a reddish brown doughnut. And it is made of pumpkin (red/orange ones). Try it – its too yummy!


Wheat flour, grated red pumpkin, jaggery, cardamom powder, poppy seeds and oil.


  • Cook  the grated pumpkin without adding any water, in a pressure cooker, for 2 – 3 min after attaining maximum pressure.
  • Transfer it to a vessel, add jaggery to taste and a pinch of salt.
  • Mix thoroughly with hand.
  • Add wheat flour in small portions  to help to properly prepare a dough of semisolid consistency.
  • A test portion when put in water should float.
  • Take a small portion of ball shaped dough and make it in a shape of a donut. You can put the dough on the left palm that is greased with a little ghee, make it  flat and then make a hole in the centre (like uddin wada or donut).
  • Deep fry in hot oil till golden brown.
  • Serve them warm.

Typically Served With:

It can be a snack or a dessert with meals.


3 Responses

  1. yummy!! i love ghargi.i had made butternut squash ghargi recently.. tastes same… like pumkin.

  2. Hi Harsha,very happy to see OOTAK EANAITRI.I am from Dharwad and obviously love dharwad food.I was searching for gargi receipe and very much exited to find one.I will try.I remember my grandma so much. i miss her a lot.She is no more.

  3. thanks for the garhgi recipe…..

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