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Kumbalanga pachadi (Kumbalanga – Ash Gourd, White Gourd in coconut and curd based gravy)

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Pachadi is an inevitable part of Kerala Sadya, feast of Keralites.This dish brings back a lot of nostalgic memories to me. Even though I’m a non-resident of Kerala for many years now, I’m still deeply in love with the cuisine of the state. I want my kids to taste every dish what I’ve tasted in my Traditional platter as those dishes take the credit of giving me a good understanding of different tastes on my palettes.I would want my kids also to enjoy food rather than just filling their tummy with food.Pachadi is served in Kerala Sadya also.
Today I made Winter melon/white gourd pachadi ,prawn curry and bitter gourd fry for lunch. Pachadi is a very simple preparation yet tastes wonderful with rice.

Planning to surprise your family with Kerala vegeterian dishes or even Sadya? Then my other posts on Sambar , Avial , Koottu curry, Pachadi, Parippu curry,Puli inji and Payasam will do the magic for you!:)
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Ingredients
white gourd – 200 gm
freshly grated coconut – 1 cup
green chillies – 2 to 3
mustard seeds – 2 tsp
curry leaves – 1 strand
whole red chilli – 1
Turmeric powder – one pinch
sour curd – 1 cup
Method
1. Chop kumbalanga to nail sized pieces.Add turmeric powder and salt. Cook in half cup water over medium flame.
Keep aside.
2. Grind coconut, green chillies and 1 tea spoon mustard seeds to a slightly coarse paste using curd.
3. Add the ground paste to the boiled Kumbalanga and mix well. Do not boil or cook on heat.
4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a small pan and add some coconut,mustard seeds, whole red chilli and curry leaves into it. Fry until the coconut turns golden brown and mustard seeds finish crackling.Ad this on top of the kumbalanga mix which you have already made.
5. Serve chilled with steamed rice and papad.

Planning to surprise your family with Kerala vegeterian dishes or even Sadya? Then my other posts on Sambar , Avial , Koottu curry, Pachadi, Parippu curry,Puli inji and Payasam will do the magic for you!:)

By sarithakumbakkara

Hii, I'm Saritha who is finding it extremely difficult to write a paragraph about myself . I have already written few lines and deleted them too as some where i was sounding a bit underconfident or some times a bit too boasty. I don't like to be either of them as i believe that finding a balance between the above mentioned is the blissful state of mind which i always would prefer to be in.I am trying my best here to give you a clear idea about myself ;)
I belong to God's own country, Kerala and i am a big fan of the cuisine of the state . Professionally i'm a mentor of young minds . As i am married to an Indian air force Pilot, i had been living in various parts of the country. I would love to call myself and my hubby as avid travellers as that's one thing which thrills me and lifts up my mood drastically from 'being balanced yet a little boring ' to 'extremely enthusisatic'.I have two sons (a deadly combination to handle) Aditya 13 and Aarush 7 who are choosy in eating like most of the kids. I love my travels and it gives me amble exposure to taste various cuisines within and outside the country. Socializing and parties have always been a part of our Airforce life and who would not like to see the smile on your guest's face after tasting your food. That's how i started cooking and tasting and experimenting.I had seen he days where i found" breaking an egg without creating a mess" as my life's biggest challenge.(lol ;) ).But past few years in cooking has made me realise that it isn't Rocket science.
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