Ayurvedic Diet Tips - Ash Gourd kootu - Ayurveda Living

Recipes: Ash Gourd Koottu

Recipes: Ash Gourd Koottu

Dosha benefits: Pitta


  • Ash Gourd a medium size piece
  • Green gram Dal ½ cup
  • Coconut gratings ¼ cup
  • Green chilies 2
  • Jeera (cumin) 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder a pinch
  • Salt as per taste
  • For seasoning:
  • Oil 1 tsp
  • Mustard ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves few


  • Remove the skin, seeds and white part of the ash gourd. 
  • Cut into small cubes and keep aside. 
  • Grind coconut, green chilies, jeera (cumin) and rice to a fine paste.
  • Cook the green gram dal till soft. 
  • Put the ash gourd pieces in a vessel, add turmeric powder, salt and just enough water to cover the vegetable.
  • Cook on medium flame till the vegetable becomes soft. 
  • Add cooked green gram dal and mix well.
  • Add the ground coconut paste and stir well. 
  • Allow to boil for 3 to 6 minutes. 
  • Season with mustard and curry leaves.

Ayurveda Tip:

  • Even though Ash gourd is low in calories, fat, carbs, and proteins, it is rich in fiber nutrients and antioxidants that promote health and help protect from disease.

Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health programs.

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