White Pumpkin - Ash Gourd In Dhal

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Total Time:
40 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup - masoor dal
  • 2 - big tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/4 kg - white pumpkin/ash gourd (chopped into pieces)
  • 2 tsp - chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/4 cup - tamarind juice
  • A few sprigs - curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 2 - red dried chillies (broken into bits)
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • A few sprigs - coriander leaves (chopped)

How to Make White Pumpkin - Ash Gourd In Dhal

  • Pressure cook the dal with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder and about 3 cups of water.
  • When the dal is cooked, open the pressure cooker, mash well and add salt, tomatoes, white pumpkin/ash gourd, tamarind juice, coriander powder and chilli powder and simmer for a few more minutes till the white pumpkin is cooked.
  • Add some more water if required and turn off flame.
  • In another vessel, heat oil and add mustard seeds, broken red chillies and curry leaves.
  • When the mustard splutters, add the cooked dhal and vegetable.
  • Mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.