Young pumpkin and soybean curry, Farsi ra bhatmas

Young pumpkin and soybean curry, Hariyo farsi ra bhatmas

A traditional Nepalese dish prepared with fresh green pumpkins and edamame have an acquired taste. Its authentic, yet simple. A must try recipe!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3


  • 500 grams Young pumpkin or zucchini thinly sliced
  • 150 grams Raw soybeans shells removed and washed
  • 150 grams Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 100 grams Onion sliced
  • 20 grams garlic finely chopped or crushedmortar and pestle
  • 20 grams Ginger finely chopped or crushedmortar and pestle
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil or cooking oil
  • 1 tsp Paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro for garnish


  • - Heat up oil in a pressure cooker, fry coriander seeds and fenugreek seeds until golden brown.
  • - Add onions, cook until translucent.
  • - Add ginger and garlic, cook until golden brown.
  • - Add tomatoes, cook for 2 minutes.
  • - Add pumpkin, soybeans and the rest of the seasonings except cilantro. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • - Cover the pressure cooker with lid and cook for around 15 minutes on a medium heat.
  • - Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves while serving.


Pressure cooker isn’t very necessary. Other options can be in any type of cookware like a pot, wok or a deep pan etc. Paprika powder can be substituted with a very mild chili powder. Although, it makes the dish a bit spicy. This dish may substitute meat as it contains higher nutrition. Also goes very well with bread, rice or roti.


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