Kumbalanga Curry - Ash gourd in Coconut Tamarind Sauce

Kumbalanga Charu curry ( Ash gourd curry)
How is your holiday prep's coming along? Last minute waverings on the holiday menu or planning for a vacation?

For us, Thanks giving is more of a family affair, so we don't usually make vacation plans for this holiday..I am so carefree this week , since i am not hosting a Thanks giving Dinner; and N's aunt is, but in December its gonna be a very different story...She is making everything from scratch , and I am sure we are gonna have a wonderful time with all the cousins.

Kumbalanga Charu curry ( Ash gourd curry)
Today's recipe is an easy yummy charu curry. N loves charu curry and I always try to mix and match things to make new combo. Remember my Kumbalanga moru curry and Chembu curry. So this is kin of like a mix of these two. Replacing Chembu with Kumbalanga/Ash gourd and here is a yummy charu curry to accompany any simply delicious meal.

Recipe for Kumbalanga Charu curry ( Ash gourd curry)

Ingredients:-
Ash gourd /Kumbalanga chopped - 1 cup ( Winter melon)
Green chili chopped - 2
Curry leaves - 3-4
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Garlic chopped - 2 cloves
Cumin seeds - 1 tea spoon
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon
Tamarind Pulp - 1 tea spoon
Small onion chopped - 1 table spoon
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves
Salt to taste
Oil

Kumbalanga Charu curry ( Ash gourd curry)
Method:-
Dissolve the tamarind pulp in 1/4 cup water.
Cook the chopped Ash gourd with a cup water,a large pinch of turmeric ,green chili, curry leaves and salt to taste, till it is tender.
Grind grated coconut,remaining turmeric powder  garlic and cumin seeds to a paste in food processor or coffee grinder.
Heat oil in a pan and mustard seeds. Stir in chopped small onions and curry leaves and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add the coocnut paste and cooked ash gourd and combine well.
Pour in the tamarind water and Bring to boil. Simmer for 3-4 minutes. 
Switch off the heat and serve warm.

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Cheers
Sarah

60 comments:

Kairali sisters said...

Kidilan aytund, aa color kandittu eniku sahikunilla tto..

Njan aa post publish cheythu kazhija adhyam cheythathe "Sandesham" movie kanal ayrunu..Etra kandalum bore adikilla alle..

Swathi said...

Kumbalanga curry adipoli Sarah. Chorum kooti kazhikan enthu rasamamu.

aipi said...

Ahh..that sounds so tangy, spicy n delicious..lovely color!

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Hari Chandana said...

I love this curry.. looks perfect and tempting.. thanks for sharing :)

Shanavi said...

Ah.. that looks lovely and tangy ....

Laya said...

Very delicious charu curry with choru
What a click sarah? Can you tell me what kind of camera you use? Do you use natural light or any extra lightings?

Sharmilee! :) said...

Delicious looking curry....looks very tempting

Fathima said...

wow kidilam curry ... love the color and the click!

Jisha Dil said...

delicious curry...

Deepa Allen said...

Hi sara
This is a regular curry in my home and was surprised to see that you also know this. I am a silent follower of vazhayila. I used to make curries looking at Annita's blog before. Now she is not updating and i found your blog.both have equally good recipes. I really admire you people for making all this. Good job keep it up.

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful colour gravy...lovely pic..

Panchpakwan said...

Looks colorful and delicious..

indianspicemagic said...

OMG.... Wounderful.Tempting curry...

Mrs K said...

This curry looks so appetizing and the color is so curry appropriate,I would just love to pour it on my rice and slurp away and lick my fingers and smack my lips...mmm..mmm

Treat and Trick said...

Looks tasty and love the beautiful snap too...

Biny Anoop said...

sarah adipoli curry...looking really good...
Biny

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

Look so inviting...love it with rice and yogurt..i never seen kumbalanga in the grocery stores here :(

Nithya said...

Looks so yummy :) The color is so vibrant and looks too tasty :) will give it a try sometime.

Ann said...

looks yummy, perfect for these cold days. you have quite a repertoire for these gourd curries!

Smitha said...

lovely gravy!...want to dip into it right away!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

ur new profile pic is chick :) and kumbalanga is amazing as stunning picture as always and here we don't celebrate thanks giving but we are still looking fwd for Christmas!

Pushpa said...

What a beautiful colour,looks so yummy Sarah.Mouthwatering here.

Suja Sugathan said...

Adipoli aayitundu, nice recipe, will surely try this.

Priya said...

Woww very tempting gravy, makes me drool..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

I want to grab it and have it with a bowl of steaming rice. Nice eye-catching curry!

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

love this curry n colour...very nice!!

Gulmohar said...

Love this..My mom and granny usually use baby kumbalanga for making this :-)

Shalini said...

very tempting yellow curry. yummy :)

An Open Book said...

im soo in love with tht yellow colour..and abs lip smacking it is..
btw i was reading the shopaholic series by sophie kinsella..im such a sucker for chick lit.

Yummy Team said...

Superb kumbalanga curry, picsum kidilan! Nattil poyittu venom ethellam kazhikkan ...Yum Yum!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

very tempting recipe! lovely click!

Babli said...

Wonderful, spicy, yummy and tempting curry. Beautiful presentation.

Rekha shoban said...

i love kumpalanga very much...my amma used to do dis often but after coming to singapore.... tempting curry!...as usual beautiful presentation!

Kurinji said...

looks so tempting dear...

Nisa Homey said...

Beautiful clicks Honey...and looks yummy.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

ayyo foto enthu bhangi..makes me want to just dig into the bowl






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey Sarah,

Love all your gravy preparations...Deep rich colour...:)Wish we were neighbours!!:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Vandana Rajesh said...

Adipoli curry...what a combination with plain rice and maybe a piece of delicious fish fry...yumm!!

Uma said...

looks so delicious.

Nandini said...

Wow! Slurp! Love the tangy taste! Best with rice!

Rumana Rawat said...

so lovely dish:)

An Open Book said...

ah becky b..was wondering what tht meant:)
of course a big fan of hers..i shud chek out tht other book you were talking abt

jeyashrisuresh said...

this is absolutely a new way of cooking the ashgourd. looks very nice and nice click

Pari said...

Lovely color. I love such simple to try curries, best for every day meal.
FOODELICIOUS

Sowmya said...

Great, simple, nutritious recipe!

Dimah said...

This sounds rich and delicious!

Simply Life said...

oh i love that color!

Krishnaveni said...

delicious curry, looks so good

honeybeecooksjackfruit said...

mmm I like this curry, and I like ash gourd a lot.

RUBY said...

wow~! loved the color n the pics Sarah!!! it sure tastes yummm!!! :)

Ganga Sreekanth said...

enna color.....appol taste endu rasamayirikkum.......

Rookie Qookie said...

A lil rice and some Fish fry with this..finger licking gud :)

Cheers,
Reshmi

Beena said...

beautiful presentation

Jaisy James said...

ADIPOLI AYITTUNDU PIC ALSO SUPERBBB

LR said...

Nadan curry ..we too make this @ home..neat presentation & lovely pics

http://warmkitchen.blogspot.com/

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wonderful curry with wonderful snaps!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah,

This recipe along with the other Kerala curry recipes are truly amazing. Could never think of a tasty ash gourd curry. You made it possible. Thanks.

Maria said...

Nice curry..... But u forgot to mention when we should add turmeric powder... Anyway thank u for ur wonderful reciepe. Keep it up!!!!!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

@ Maria... Thanks for letting me know that ..i forgot to mention it :)...I have updated it no w:)...thank you..

Thanuja Haridas said...

chechi supeb love it

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