Kuvala Huli - Ash gourd curry
Ash gourd - 200 gms,cut into medium sized cubes
Drumsticks - 2,cut into 2' pieces.
Dalithoi - 1 to 1 1/2 cups,you can also use fresh dal for this.Cook 1 cup toor dal in a pressure cooker till mushy.
For the masala
Coriander - 2 tbsp
Methi - 1/2 tsp
Roasted red chillies - 4-5
Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
Tamarind - 1 small channa size
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Hing - 1 tsp
Roast all the above ingredients in a kadai till light brown and grind into a smooth paste adding enough water.
Cook the drumsticks and ash gourd till soft and well cooked.
In a thick bottom pan,add the dalithoi(or freshly cooked dal) and the cooked veggies.
Add salt to taste and let it boil.
Add the roasted and ground masala at this stage,mix well.
Let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
Pour 1 tbsp coconut oil on top and close the lid.
Mix well before serving.
Goes well with rice and dosas.