How to make Rasakalan -

Ash gourd cooked in yogurt and flavourful coconut masala

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Ash Gourd, Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Rasakalan Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Rasakalan Recipe

  • Ash Gourd 200 grams

  • Yogurt whisked 2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 3 tablespo teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 5

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1 teaspoon

  • Scraped coconut 6 tablespoons

  • Green chillies 2

  • Rice 1 teaspoon

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 1/4 teaspoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 10


Step 1

Peel and remove the seeds of petha. Cut into ½ inch cubes and boil in 1 cup of water with salt and turmeric powder till soft. Heat 1 tsp oil in a small non-stick pan. Deseed 4 red chillies and tear them. Add fenugreek seeds and red chillies to the pan and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 2

Grind coconut, green chillies, sautéed fenugreek seeds and red chillies and rice with 2-3 tbsps water to a smooth paste. Mix yogurt with the ground paste, salt and jaggery.

Step 3

Heat 3 tbsps oil in a deep non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add curry leaves, 1 broken red chilli and the yogurt mixture. Mix well. Drain petha and add. Mix and cook till it comes to a boil. Serve hot with steamed rice.

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