Halwai December 15, 2018

Ingredients:

• Ash gourd – 1/4 kg
• Grated Coconut – 1/2 cup
• Green chilli – 3-4
• Cumin seed – 1 tsp
• Ginger – 2 cm piece
• Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
• Rice flour – 2 tsp
• Sour Curd – 1 cup
• Oil – 1 tbsp
• Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
• Red chilli, broken into two pieces – 1
• Curry leaves – a few
• Coriander leaves for garnishing
• Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Peel the gourd. Discard the soft core and seeds.
  2. Cut the flesh into 3 cm pieces.
  3. Add 1 cup of water and cook until soft.
  4. In the meantime, grind the coconut with green chilli, cumin, ginger and turmeric and prepare a smooth paste.
  5. Add the paste and salt to the gourd pieces.
  6. Mix the rice flour with 1/2 cup water and add.
  7. Bring to boil and let the curry simmer for 2-3 minutes, then remove from the flame.
  8. Beat the curd until smooth and add to the curry (should have consistency of thin cream).
  9. Heat oil in a seasoning ladle.
  10. Add the mustard seeds.
  11. When the seeds splutter, add the red chillies and curry leaves. Fry for few seconds.
  12. Add the seasoning to the curry.
  13. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with steamed rice.