Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bottle Gourd Ambat (Bottle Gourd n Toor Dal in Coconut Gravy)


I'm not a big fan of bottle gourd (dudhi, lauki or churakka in malayalam) and here I'm making an effort to like the vegetable. Ambat is a konkani dish with coconut based gravy and tamarind or kokum or bilimbi (irumban puli) is added for sourness. Addtion of cooked toor dal and coconut gravy made bottle gourd more appealing to the palate. It tasted like a distant cousin of sambar because of the addition of toor dal and tamarind pulp. Loved it with both rice and chapathi.
Recipe Courtesy: The Indian Food Court

8 comments:

? said...

This sounds like the 'puli-koottan' we make, except for the addition of toor dal.

Kairali sisters said...

Deepa same here, eniku kandooda churakka, I never cooked with it...

Suja Sugathan said...

New recipe,looks yummy,thanks for sharing.

Yummy Team said...

Delicious curry! Nattil ethine pulincurry ennannenne thonnunnu villikunne. Trissurile oru friend eyyide enikku athinte recipe thannirunnu. Athu vellarikka or kumbalanga vechannu undakunne. Njan athu udan try cheyyunundu..

aipi said...

yum..what a combo, sounds delicious!

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Priya said...

Slurp,fingerlicking dish..

ManPreet Kaur said...

bouth he sunder dish hai aapke dear


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