Ash Gourd Kootu

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Ash gourd - 1 medium size
  • Bengal gram dhal - 3 tbsp
  • Black gram - 1 tbsp
  • Red chillies - 6
  • Green chillies - 4
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 inch piece
  • Tamrind pulp - 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - a few leaves
  • Mustard - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Powdered salt to taste

How to Make Ash Gourd Kootu

  • Peel the outer skin of the ash gourd. Cut into half and scrape off the seeds. Cut the vegetable into 1 inch square pieces.
  • Cook the ash gourd in medium flame without a lid.
  • Heat a kadai, fry bengal gram, black gram, red chillies and green chillies.
  • Allow it to cool and grind coarsely.
  • Set this paste aside.
  • Now grind coconut, tamarind, and curry leaves.
  • Mix with the cooked vegetables.
  • Place this mixture on heat to boil.
  • When it starts boiling, add the ground masala paste, salt and sugar.
  • Stir well.
  • Check the texture of the mixture, if it looks too thick, add little water.
  • Allow this to boil for 2 to 3 mins stirring in between.
  • Then remove and serve hot.
  • Tastes delicious with rice, rotis, chappathis and also pooris.

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