Here's another dish from Bharathy's blog as promised.I was so drawn towards this curry because Kumbalanga/ash gourd is one of our favorite vegetables and I really do not play around much with what I make with it.It is usually a Pulishery[Kerala style] or a Huli[Konkani style]and then of course it goes into the all absorbing Sambhar.The recipe sounded very similar to the pulishery,with moong dal and without the curd.
I very much identify with Bharathy's cooking style too,being in Kerala for a long time,our cooking has been much inspired by God's Own's country's hit recipes[only vegetarian,though!].Many a times we do not even distinguish between the two and end up combining recipes there by adapting a Kerala recipe into Konkani cuisine!!
I followed the recipe almost completely,but skipped adding onions.Loved the slightly thickish curry which tasted great with rice as well as rotis.I can see this one becoming a regular staple,thanks Bharathy!!
Kumbalanga Cherupayar Parippu Curry
Recipe minimally adapted from Bharathy
Ash gourd- diced- 1 large cup