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Kumbalanga Thoran | Ash gourd recipe | Peda | Poosanikkai

Ash gourd has many health benefits like detoxing. Here I'm sharing a simple healthy recipe with Ash gourd in Kerala style.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, Kerala, South Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 3 cups Chopped ash gourd
  • 1 cup Chopped shallots
  • 1 cup Scraped coconut preferrably fresh
  • 2 Green chilies
  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil


  • Mix all ingredients well.
  • Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • Cook in low flame with lid on till almost cooked.
  • Open the pan and stir fry till water content evaporates completely in medium to high flame.
  • Switch off the flame and add coconut oil and keep covered for 5 minutes at least.
  • Coconut oil



  1. Can use onion instead of shallots, shallots make the Kumbalanga thoran tasty.
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