Saturday, 26 October 2013

Kuvale Ambat

Kuvale ambat is a simple non- spicy konkani recipe unlike the Kuvale  Puli Koddel recipe .Kuvale or Ash Gourd as it useful to  people  suffering from  obesity . It has high amount of water content,fiber and Vitamins.

3 cups or 500 gmsAsh Gourd(Kuvale in Konkani) cut into medium sized cubes,
1 cup scraped coconut,
2 pinch hing (Asafoetida),
3 byadgi red chillies(Add extra if you want a darker red color),
1 inch of tamarind,
2 tablespoon cooking oil(Preferably coconut oil),
1 teaspoon mustard seeds,
1 byadgi slit red chilly ,
4 -5 curry leaves,
Salt to taste.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan.Add red chillies and coconut and fry for two minutes.Add Hing Close the heat and keep aside to cool.
  • Grind the above mixture into fine paste.
  • Boil Ash gourd along with tamarind and Salt to taste in a pressure pan (4 whistles).
  • In a round bottom pan add the boiled Ash gourd and the ground masala and boil for 10 minutes.Close the heat.
  • For seasoning:Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a seasoning pan, add mustard seeds ,when they start spluttering add curry leaves and red chillies.Close the heat. Pour the seasoning over the boiled Ash gourd gravy.

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