Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Ash gourd with coconut

Ash gourd,another member of the gourd family,is not a very popular vegetable even among the vegetarians.Ash gourd is very widely used in south India in sambar and in north India it is known for its much loved version-the petha.Rich in fibre and flavour this modest vegetable can find a very befitting position in the every day meal.I am sharing today the vegetarian version of this recipe(as this can take  a non-vegetarian form by adding prawns).This is one of my mothers recipe that I have grown up eating,and am sure will be equally loved by you.

Ash gourd with coconut

Ash gourd-half Kg
grated coconut-2 tablespoon
red chillies -2
bay leaves -2
green chillies-2 cut lengthwise
coriander powder-2 teaspoon
cumin powder-1 teaspoon
tumeric powder -1 teaspoon
salt -as per taste
sugar -one and half teaspoon
cumin-1 teaspoon
fenugreek seeds -1 teaspoon
oil-of your choice


finely sliced after discarding the seeds

add salt and leave for 10 minutes

take the ingredients
two more ingredients,cumin and coriander powder

add red chilli,bay leaf ,fenugreek and cumin to hot oil

squeeze out the water

add to the pan,with tumeric,cumin,coriander powder

time for the sliced green chillies

stir for sometime ,then add the coconut

in goes the sugar

reduce the flame and cook for10 minutes

serve with hot steamed rice

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