Halwai February 14, 2020

Ingredients:

• 3 medium gourds, peeled and chopped big
• 2 green chillies, finely chopped
• 1/4 tsp – grated Ginger
• 1 tsp – crushed groundnuts
• 2-3 tiny Tamarind bits
• 1/4 tsp – cumin & Mustard Seeds mixed
• 4 -5 pinches Turmeric powder
• salt to taste
• 2 pinches Asafoetida
• 1 tbsp – oil
• 1/4 tsp – black maharashtrian masala (refer) (optional)

Method:

  1. Wash chopped gourd and drain.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add seeds allow to splutter.
  3. Add asafoetida, green chillies and ginger.
  4. Stir, add chopped gourd.
  5. Add tamarind bits, turmeric powder and salt.
  6. Cover and simmer till gourd is tender.
  7. Add crushed groundnuts and masala.
  8. Stir for a minute, and take off fire.
  9. Serve hot with chapati or steamed rice.

Recipe courtesy of Sarvani Chamarti