Ash Gourd (Pooshanikai) Kootu

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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 - ash gourd, medium size
  • 1/2 cup - Bengal gram dal
  • 1/4 cup - coconut gratings
  • 2 - green chillies
  • 1 tsp - jeera
  • 1 tsp - rice
  • turmeric powder - a pinch
  • 1 tsp - salt or as per taste
  • For seasoning:
  • 1 tsp - oil
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard
  • 2 - small onions
  • Curry leaves - a few

How to Make Ash Gourd (Pooshanikai) Kootu

  • Remove skin, seeds and white portion from the ash gourd.
  • Cut it into small cubes.
  • Cook the Bengal gram dal till soft.
  • Grind coconut, green chillies, jeera and rice to a fine paste.
  • Put the ash gourd pieces in a vessel, add turmeric powder and salt and add just enough water to cover the vegetable.
  • Cook on medium flame till the vegetable is soft.
  • Add cooked Bengal gram dal and mix well.
  • Then add the ground coconut paste and stir well.
  • Allow to boil for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Season it with mustard, small onion (chopped finely) and curry leaves.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Kamala's Corner

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