Ash Gourd with Manathakkali Seeds


If you know Tamil Cuisine, then you would know Vathal Kuzumbu. Manathakkali Seeds are an essential ingredient in it. They have a very interesting mix of flavors. A bit of bitterness is prominent but they also have a nice sourness in them.

So I paired them up with Ash Gourd and carrots.

You Need:

  • Ash Gourd, about a cup. Cut into small pieces.
  • Three Carrots. Two grated and once thinly sliced.
  • Manthakkali Seeds, about a tablespoon.
  • Cumin Seeds, a teaspoon.
  • Ghee, about a tablespoon.

Heat ghee. Saute cumin and Manathakkali Seeds for a minute or two. Add the ash gourd. Cook on low heat till the ash gourd is almost done. Season with salt. Add the carrots. Mix well.

Serve warm or cold.



Published by Imran

A s/w engineer by profession, I cook for my family.

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