Ash gourd/winter melon raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi)

Ingredients:

  • Ash gourd: 250 gm.
  • Curd: 1 cup
  • Salt: half teaspoon
  • Mustard seed: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Split black gram(urad dal): 1 teaspoon
  •  Curry leaves: 8-10no.
  • Asafoetida: 1 pinch
  •  Oil: 1 teaspoon
  •  Green chili: 1-2 no.
  • Cumin seed powder: half teaspoon
  • Ginger: 1” piece
  • Fresh scrapped coconut: 2 table spoon (optional)

Preparation:

  1. Peel off skin of ash gourd and deseed; chop into small cubes.
  2. Boil ash gourd till it become soft and transparent.
  3. Squeeze out extra water, keep aside.
  4. Chop green chili and ginger into small pieces.
  5. Grind chili ginger and scrapped coconut (coarse paste), keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl. Put the curd, salt, grounded paste and boiled ash gourd in it.
  2. Mix them well, and pour the seasoning on it.

Seasoning:

  1. Take a small fry pan.
  2. Put oil  and heat on high flame, when smoke begins to come, add mustard seed, whole red chili, split black gram.
  3.  Sputter it for few seconds, Put off the flame. Add asafetida.
  4. Spread this seasoning all over the raita.
  5. Ash gourd raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi) is ready to serve.
  6. Mix well and put into serving bowl.
    Ash gourd (winter melon) raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi)

    Ash gourd (winter melon) raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi)

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    Ash gourd (winter melon) raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi)

    Ash gourd (winter melon) raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi)

You can serve this Ash gourd raita (poosani kai thayir pachadi) with coconut milk rice.

This raita is very delicious and easy to make.

It goes very well with tamarind rice, tomato rice.

It is Simple, tasty and delicious.

Ash gourd (winter melon) used as brain revitalizes food.

It is highly nutritious vegetable.

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