Kuvale Puli Koddel

Kuvale Puli Koddel is a sweet, tangy and spicy curry with flavours of coconut and Ash gourd (kuvale). It is a common dish served during festivals and religous functions in Konkan and Manglore region and often made without onion/garlic.


  • 2 cups Ash gourd / Kuvale, chopped
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon chana dal
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 5 Dried red chilles
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons fresh coconut, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 piece Tamarind, marble sized
  • Jaggery, as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves


  1. Roast in little coconut oil the masala ingredients : Urad dal, Chana dal, Coriander seeds, Cumin seeds, dry Red chilly, Sesame seeds and grated Coconut
  2. Grind roasted ingredients along with turmeric powder, soaked Tamarind and crushed jaggery to make a coarse masala paste. Keep aside.
  3. In a pan, bring 1 cup of water to boil and add ash gourd pieces. Cover and cook till ash gourd is cooked.
  4. Add salt, ground paste and mix well. Cook for further 5 minutes.
  5. Season the dish with hot coconut oil along with fried mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  6. Serve Kuvale puli koddel with steamed rice!

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