100th Post -Stuffed Kovaikai Curry/Stuffed Pointed Gourd-
100th post!!! wow.I am very happy to announce this is my 100th post.
POinted Gourd is sometimes referred to as the king of vegetables. This is probably due to the fact that it has a good blend of rasas and qualities that render it healthy and tridoshik for consumption. Hot and light in quality its firm and succulent texture makes it perfect for a savoury or a sweet stuffing.Its bitter essence and pungent post-digestive effect are balanced well in this recipe with a dash of tangy dry mango powder, a popular Indian seasoning.
Tender :- 1/4 kg
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Dry Mango Powder- 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida Powder- a pinch
1) Wash and pat dry the pointed gourds. Nick the end and make a veritcal slit in the center to stuff.
2)Mix together all the ingredients of the stuffing. Now Pack this stuffing in to the gourds.
3) In a kadai with oil, put the Mustard and Curry Leaves, and fry for about 40-50 minutes till the gourd is soft and cooked.
Keep the stuffed gourd in the cooker for about 2 whistles and fry them. It will come out very good.As gourd /Kovaikai will take more time to fry.
Stuffed kovaikai curry is ready. Can have with Morkuzhambu/Kadi and Hot rice and Ghee.