250 gms ash gourd
250 gms orange pumpkin
1/2 cup dried black eyed beans
1 cup thick coconut milk
1/2 cup diluted coconut milk
4-5 green chillies slit
a handful of curry leaves
2-3 tsp coconut oil
Soak the dried black eyed beans in water for 5-6 hrs.
Remove the skin of the ash gourd & pumpkin. Cut them into bite sized pieces.
Pressure cook the soaked beans with salt till you hear 5-6 whistles. Drain the excess water.
In a separate pan, cook the cut vegetables with diluted coconut milk till the vegetables are tender. Add the slit green chillies & salt.
Finally add the thick coconut milk & cook on simmer for about 5mins. The coconut milk should not be allowed to boil.
Turn off the heat & garnish with coconut oil & curry leaves.
Serve hot with rice.
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This recipe is linked to Sharan's Samayalarai "Onam Sadya ~ the grand feast