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Ash Gourd with Tomato

25 Nov

ashgourd_tomato
Boodida Gummadikaya Tomato Kura

Ingredients:

Ash Gourd 5 x 5 inch piece
Tomato 2
Onion 1
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Coriander Powder 1 tbsp
Dry Mango Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chile Powder 1/2 tsp
Green Chiles 2
Garlic 5 pods
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, lightly peel, remove seeds and finely chop ash gourd.
Remove stems, wash and finely chop green chiles.
Peel and finely chop onion.
Wash and finely chop tomato.
Peel and lightly crush garlic pods.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order along with garlic pods and green chiles.
Add onion and fry until translucent.
Stir in tomato, chopped ash gourd, turmeric powder and salt.
Cook covered on low flame until ash gourd turns soft.
Stir in coriander powder, dry mango powder and red chile powder.
Stir fry for a minute and remove from heat.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

Notes: Make sure ash gourd is just cooked without turning mushy.