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Venpoosani masala | White Pumpkin Masala recipe | Ash gourd stir fry

Venpoosani masala | White Pumpkin Masala recipe | Ash gourd stir fry recipe with detailed step by step instructions with pictures and video recipe below. 

Venpoosani masala White Pumpkin Masala recipe Ash gourd stir fry

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What is White Pumpkin Masala

Venpoosani masala / Ash gourd stir fry is an easy vegetable stir fry recipe prepared using ash gourd. Ash gourd is also called white pumpkin, vellai poosani, kumbalanga, saphed kaddoo, wax gourd, and winter melon. Ash gourd is a low-calorie, high-fiber vegetable. This vegetable contains more water content. It is best for weight loss. This Ash gourd stir fry / kumbalanga masala / vellai poosanikai poriyal is the best side dish for rice. It is one of the best Ash gourd recipes. You can also check other rice side dish recipes like

Venpoosani masala White Pumpkin Masala recipe Ash gourd stir fry

For this kumbalanga poriyal, first, peel off the skin and cut the ash gourd into cubes. Cook Ash gourd well and add masala powders. This masala gives a good taste and flavor to this stir fry recipe. Don’t overcook ash gourd. If overcooked it becomes mushy and the taste is also not good. It tastes like potato masala and it is suitable for chapathi, poori or rice. You can also check other stir fry recipes like

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Venpoosani masala White Pumpkin Masala recipe Ash gourd stir fry

Venpoosani masala | White Pumpkin Masala recipe | Ash gourd stir fry

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Venpoosani masala / Ash gourd stir fry is an easy vegetable stir fry recipe prepared using ash gourd. Ash gourd is also called white pumpkin, vellai poosani, kumbalanga, saphed kaddoo, wax gourd, and winter melon.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish, stir fry
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 225 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup White pumpkin (chopped)
  • 1 Green chilly (chopped)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • ¼ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp Jeera
  • Curry leaves (few)
  • Salt (as needed)
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp Garam masala
  • ¼ tsp Asafoetida

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds, jeera and curry leaves saute well.
  • Add green chilly and onion saute until golden brown.
  • Add chopped Ash gourd and saute for few minutes.
  • Add chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, asafoetida and salt stir well.
  • Cover and cook until the ash gourd cooks well.
  • Ashgourd Fry / venpoosani masala is ready to serve.

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Venpoosani masala | White Pumpkin Masala recipe | Ash gourd stir fry recipe with step by step pictures:

1.Heat oil in a pan.

2.Add mustard seeds, jeera and curry leaves saute well.

3.Add green chilly and onion saute until golden brown.

4.Add chopped ash gourd and saute for few minutes.

5.Add chilly powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, asafoetida and salt stir well.

6.Cover and cook until the ash gourd cooks well.

Venpoosani masala White Pumpkin Masala recipe

7.Ash gourd masala / Venpoosani masala is ready to serve.

Venpoosani masala White Pumpkin Masala recipe

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Ingredients Other Words

White pumpkinVellai poosani, kumbalanga, saphed kaddoo, Ash gourd
OnionVenkayam, pyaaj
Saltuppu, namak
Oil enney, tel
Mustard seedskatuku, sarason ke beej
Curry leaveskariveppilai, karee patte
Green chillyPaccai milakay, haree mirch
Jeerajeeragam, cumin seeds
Asafoetida Kayam, Hing
Red chilly powdercivappu milakay tul, laal mirch paudar
Turmeric powdermanjal tul, haldee paudar

Note

  1. Don’t add water for cooking ash gourd.
  2. If want spicier, add more chilly powder.
  3. Don’t overcook ash gourd. If overcooked it becomes mushy.
  4. Cut the ash gourd into small pieces. So it cooks easily.

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