Ingredients: 1/4 ash gourd, 7 – 8 red chillies, 3 tsp coriander seeds, 2tsp black gram dal, 2 tsp bengal gram dal, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 2tsp thil seeds, 1tsp raw rice, 1/2 coconut gratings, 1 big piece jaggery, tamarind (marble size), 1tsp mustard seeds, 1 sprig curry leaves, 2 tbsps oil and salt to taste.
Method: Skin ash gourd. Cut into pieces of medium size. Cook in little water till soft. Add jaggery, turmeric powder and salt to taste. Dry roast coconut gratings till little dark brown, and fry other ingredients in oil till light brown. Grind together with little water to a coarse paste. Add masala to the cooked ash gourd. Bring to boil and season with mustard and curry leaves in oil.