Friday, 24 August 2012

Kuvale Bhaji ( Ash Gourd vege gravy)

During my previous post regarding Kuvale Randho I have already mentioned about the nutritional values of Ash gourd and its medicinal properties. Here's one more dish. This time a vegetable which is simple and yummy . It tastes great with rotis or hot rice.




Ingredients :

3 cups ............... Kuvale (skinned and cut into cubes)
1 cup.....................fresh coconut grated
3 to 4 ...................green chillies
1 tsp.......................turmeric powder (optional)
2 -3 .....................dry kokam pieces
2 tsp.....................cumin
1/2 tsp....................asefotida (hing)
1 tsp........................mustard seeds
8 to 10....................curry leaves
1 tbsp ......................coconut oil
jaggery as needed
salt as needed



Method :

Peel the skin of Kuvale and remove the inner seeds and pulp if not tender.
Cut it into cubes.
Add little water to kuvale and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or till half cooked.
Add turmeric powder, salt , jaggery and  kokam.
Grind together coconut, chillies and cumin seeds.
Add this ground masala to the cooked vegetable and cook till done.
Heat coconut oil in a small vessel , when hot add mustard seeds let them splutter.
Add curry leaves and asefoetida  and temper the vegetable.
Serve it with rice or roti.

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