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About this recipe: A curry prepared with ash gourd(petha), toor dal and coconut.

My_kitchen Kerala, India

Serves: 4 

  • 3/4 cup Toor dal
  • 1/2 cup Grated coconut
  • 3/4 tablespoon Cumin seed
  • 1/4 kg Ash gourd
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 4 green chili, split lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 7-8 curry leaves

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Cook Toor dal ina pressure cooker. Grind coconut and cumin in a mixer.
  2. Cut ash gourd into small pieces of about 2 inches. Boil water and add ash gourd, turmeric and salt and let cook. When almost done, add toor dal and ground coconut-cumin mixture. Stir well and let ithe mixture boil. Turn off the heat.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan and add mustard seeds. Let it splutter. Now add green chili, onion and curry leaves. Roast well and pour it onto the prepared curry.

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