Recipe Credits - Minakshie DasGupta's Bangla Ranna.
Bhate, or ‘in rice’ -vegetables boiled in the pot of cooking rice . I believe most vegetables like potatoes , pumpkins , various gourds could be a bhate .Cooking vegetables along with rice was probably an energy/time saving method , also that way I guess essential nutrients and flavors of boiled vegetables weren't drained away .
I didn't mash my pumpkin too thoroughly though as I like a bit of a ' bite ' . I also drizzled extra MO from the top .This tasted amazing and I will make this more often for sure. We ate it with rice.