Friday, February 18, 2011

Geeta Baliga | Amchi Food | Kuvale Puli Kodhel - Ash Gourd Curry



This is one of the delicacies relished by Konkanis

How to make?
Ash gourd - 3 or 4 cups, thick skin peeled and cut into 1" cubes
Jaggery powder - 2-3 tbsp
Curry leaves - 10-12 sprigs
Tamarind - marble sized ball (or 1tbsp tamarind pulp)
Salt to taste

Cook with ash gourd cubes very little water along with jaggery powder, curry leaves, tamarind and salt. (Do not cook fully )
 
For the masala:
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Urad Dal / Black Gram Dal - 1 tabspoon roasted 1 tbsp oil ( it should b brown )

Grind in to coarse paste. Add this masala in the cooked ash gourd cubes and simmer for few minutes till the pieces are fully cooked. 

For tempering:
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / hing powder - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 10-12 sprigs

When the curry becomes thick, season this with oil, mustard seeds, asafoetida / hing powder and curry leaves.
Serve with rice and dal.


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