Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ash Gourd sweet Curry

This is a very rare and old recipe handed down from my  great grandmother. She used to cook this awesome ( of course she was a great cook). Even my grandmother (s) cook/s using this recipe. Its use has almost but disappeared from daily use. I gave it a try, and have come closer to how my great grand mother used cook. Give this rare recipe a try and let me know how you like it.

Ingredients :
  • 1/2 kg Ash Gourd cut into pieces
  • 5-6 tsp Jaggary
  • 1/2 bowl grated Coconut
  • 3-4 green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 spring Curry leaves
  • 1 cup Butter milk
  • 1 tsp rice Flour
  • Salt to taste

  • Cook the chopped Ash Gourd in some water with Jagery and salt till becomes soft.
  • Roast the Coriender seeds, Cunin seeds, green Chilles and Fenugreek seeds with 1/2 tsp Oil till colour of the Funugreek seeds change to gloden brown.
  • Then grind with Coconut, 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds,Turmeric powder, Rice flour and some water.
  • Then add to Cooked Ash Gourd and Boil for 4-5 min.Adjust the salt if needed.
  •  Add Butter Milk and just bring to boil.
  • Temper with Mustered seeds and Curry leaves.
  • Serve hot with Rice.

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