Ash gourd winter melon curry recipes

Ash Gourd (Winter Melon) Curry

Ash Gourd (Winter Melon) Curry

          WinterMelon or AshGourd or White Pumpkin is a vegetable widely used in Indian cooking and that too most commonly in yogurt and coconut based dishes, like moru kuzhambu ( buttermilk gravy)
Winter Melon Kootu | Kumblekaye Kootu

Winter Melon Kootu | Kumblekaye Kootu

Wintermelon, ashgourd, white pumpkin is called Kumblekaye in our language. After the pressure releases, mash well with a potato masher / maththu / back of a ladle

Sungata Randayi (Mangalorean Shrimp Curry)

Hence thanks to my cousin Kavita, I learnt that wintermelon ( known as Ashgourd in English, kuvale in konkani, kumbala kayi in Kannada) proves to be a good and successful substitute
Kumbalanga Moru Curry

Kumbalanga Moru Curry

It is usually made simple,but you can also add vegetables like ashgourd/wintermelon or cucumber/vellarikka
Kasi Halwa

Kasi Halwa

However, ashgourd (wintermelon or vellai pusani) is something which I have not tasted frequently in my life
Varutharacha Sambar – South Indian Vegetable and Lentil Potage

Varutharacha Sambar – South Indian Vegetable and Lentil Potage

½ cup of cubed wintermelon (ashgourd). However this time we will release the steam manually by placing the cooker under running water, till you can open the cooker (to prevent the overcooking of the vegetables causing them to get mashed)
Bittergourd Sambar

Bittergourd Sambar

Sambar can be made with any seasonal vegetable, any combination of them, although my mom would probably dislike certain combination of vegetables - like ashgourd and bitter gourd together, or for that matter pearl onion and cranberries that I like to make on and off during Fall/Winter
Simple Jeera/Zeera Rice (Rice with Cumin Seeds)

Simple Jeera/Zeera Rice (Rice with Cumin Seeds)

In Kerala this dish can be made with different vegetables and fruits like wintermelon/ ashgourd, cucumber, bitter gourd, beetroot, pineapple, mango, apple etc