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Ash Gourd with Moongdal

13 Nov

ashgourd_moongdal
Boodida Gummadikaya Pesarapappu

Ingredients:

Ash Gourd / Winter Melon 5 x 5 inch piece
Split Moong Dal 3/4 cup
Green Chiles 4
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Urad Dal 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 4
Curry Leaves 8
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash, remove seeds and chop ash gourd into small pieces.
Remove stems, wash and slit green chiles.

Bring to boil few cups of water, add chopped ash gourd.
Cook until ash gourd turns soft but not mushy.
Strain and keep aside.

Bring to boil few cups of water in another saucepan, add moong dal.
Boil until the moong dal is just cooked without getting mushy.
Strain the moong dal and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal changes color, add green chiles, cooked ash gourd and cooked moong dal.
Stir fry for a minute or until excess moisture is gone and remove from heat.
Serve with rice or with any indian bread.

Notes: Make sure not to overcook either ash gourd or moong dal.