February 4, 2012

Pulincurry /Ashgourd in Coconut -Tamarind gravy

Ash gourd/Winter melon/Kumbalanga - 3/4 cup skin removed,cut and cubed 
Grated coconut- 1/2 cup
Tamarind Juice- 2 tbsp (half of a gooseberry sized ball,soaked in warm water and juice extracted)
Cumin- 1/2 tsp
Shallots- 3-4
Green chillies- 2 split
Red chillies-2
Curry leaves

1. Cook ash gourd in enough water ,with turmeric powder and green chillies.
2. Mean while grind grated coconut ,one or two shallots, cumin together to a fine paste.
3. When ash gourd is done add tamarind juice to this and boil for a few minutes.
4. Add ground  coconut to this and heat for 2-3 minutes.Remove from heat
5. Heat oil in another pan , splutter mustard seeds, add red chillies, curry leaves and  chopped shallots.Saute until the shallots are brown .Pour this into the curry.

Serve hot with rice !!

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