Ash Gourd is a wonderful low calorie vegetable. It has substantial amount of moisture and it acts as a coolant. Ash gourd curry is best for hot summer afternoon lunches. In Udupi most people grow this vegetable in their garden and use it for cooking. Most parts of this ash gourd are useful in cooking and nothing is wasted. The outer skin/shell can be used in chutney preparation, thick flesh can be used in curry/sambar preparation and topmost soft flesh can be used for Tambli or yogurt curry.
In Udupi the following four varieties of curries are prepared using ash gourd.
Ash gourd sambar using toor daal – Bol Koddel
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