ash gourd stir fry

How to make Ash gourd stir fry in South style?

You may have try many recipes made up of different gourds but have you ever tried ash gourd curry or stir-fry? Let’s have a look at the Ash gourd stir fry recipe. Try this recipe at home and let us know how you like it?

Ash Gourd is a vegetable which goes by different names in different regions such as Kumbalanga in Malayalam, Budkumbalakai in Kannada, wax gourd and winter melon in English.

This vegetable is high in water content which keeps your body well hydrated. It is also a good source of vitamins C, B2, fiber, iron, potassium, and zinc. Because of its nutritional content, this vegetable will be great to add in your diet for your health and the the high-water content in ash gourd makes it ideal for summer.

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Let’s have a look at the recipe!

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  • Ash Gourd (chopped)-2 cup
  • Coconut-1/2 cup
  • Garlic cloves (finely chopped)-6-7
  • Green chilli (chopped)-1-2
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1 tsp
  • Urad/chana Dal-1 tsp
  • Red Chilli (broken in half)-2
  • Curry leaves-8-10
  • Oil-1.5 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves, for garnishing-1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

  • Firstly, prepare coconut mixture with grated coconut along with chopped green chilli, garlic, and turmeric powder.
  • Secondly, in a pan, heat oil, when hot enough, add mustard seeds, urad/chana dal, curry leaves, and broken red chili in the pan.
  • Furthermore, add coconut mixture and saute for at least 3 minutes.
  • Now, add chopped ash gourd and salt in the pan and cover the pan with a lid and cook in medium flame till its done for about 12-15 minutes. Also, stir in between occasionally. (Tip: There is enough water content in ash gourd, so need to add water to cook)
  • Finally, serve it hot with coriander garnishing.

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