Monday, 23 June 2014

Vellai Poosani Mor Kootu - White Pumpkin (Ash Gourd) in Buttermilk Gravy

Vellai Poosani Mor Kootu - White Pumpkin in Buttermilk Gravy 

I don't know why, but we don't buy so much of White Pumpkin as the Yellow Pumpkin? So I decided to buy it and make this Yummy dish. The recipe is from my mom. It was such a easy dish to prepare.

White Pumpkin - 250 Grams (Peeled, diced into 1 inch square)
Curd - 1 Cup
Turmeric - A pinch
Salt to Taste
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Teaspoon
Oil - 1/2 Teasoon (I used Coconut Oil)

To make a Paste:
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 Teaspoon
Green Chillies - 3-4
Coconut - 1/4-1/2 Cup (Depending on your taste, I added 1/2 Cup)
Rice - 1 Teaspoon (Soak it in water for 10-15 minutes prior to grinding)


  • Grind the soaked rice and then add other ingredients given under 'To make a paste' and grind into a smooth paste.
  • Mix this paste with the Curd and keep it. 
  • Add very little water and cook the ash gourd. Add turmeric also.
  • Cook till the Ash gourd is done.
  • Once it is done, reduce the flame to low and add the Yoghurt- paste mixture and cook till the raw flavour of the paste is gone.
  • It may take 5-8 minutes.
  • In a tadka pan, add little oil, splutter the Mustard seeds and add it to the prepared curry. 


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