How to Make Narkel Chalkumro

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By Abhijit

Last Updated Jun 23, 2022


Ash gourd curry with coconut/ Narkel diye chalkumro

How to Make Narkel Chalkumro

This is an ancient traditional dish, which I used to have in my childhood. It’s a very simple and healthy Bengali delicacy where no spices are used. The Julian-shaped ash gourd is cooked with grated coconut or you may use coconut paste, with ginger and green chili; this is How to Make Narkel Chalkumro. It, needless to say, it has enormous health benefits. So you can very well include this recipe in your diet chart. You can also see the recipe of Ilish macher matha diye chalkumro.

The equipment requires

  • Kadai
  • Spatula
  • Serving bowl

Ingredients

  • Ash gourd/chal kumro-750 gm
  • Coconut-1/2
  • Green chilies-4
  • Red chili-2
  • Ginger paste-1 tbsp
  • Panchphoron   Panch phoron-1/2 t spoon    (It comprises mouri (fennel seeds), methi (fenugreek seeds), kaalo jeera (black cumin  seeds), jeera(cumin seeds), and a typically Bengali spice, called radhuni)
  • Sugar-1/2 tbsp
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Narkel Chalkumro

Cut an ash gourd/ chal kumro in Julian shape and keep aside

Narkel chal kumro step1

Cut coconut into medium pieces and keep them aside.

Narkel chal kumro step2

Take a Kadai; heat oil and add red chili

Narkel chal kumro step3

Add panchphoron for tempering

Narkel chal kumro step4

Add green chili also

Narkel chal kumro step5

As they splutter and sizzle add the chal kumro/ash gourd

Narkel chal kumro step6

Add salt

Narkel chal kumro step7

Then add ginger paste

Narkel chal kumro step8

And sauté for 2-3 minutes and cover the lid; allow it to cook in its own water, no need to add water.

Narkel chal kumro step9

Take all the coconut pieces, and two green chilies into a blender

Narkel chal kumro step10

And make a smooth paste of coconut

Narkel chal kumro step11

Add this coconut paste to chal kumro and stir it.

Narkel chal kumro step12

Now add ½ tbsp sugar and mix them well.

Narkel chal kumro step13

Again cover the lid and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Narkel chal kumro step14

Open the lid and see the nice consistency of the chal kumro.

Narkel chal kumro step15

Transfer them to a serving bowl and serve hot with piping rice

How to Make Narkel Chalkumro

How to Make Narkel Chalkumro

TheJulian-shaped ash gourd is cooked with grated coconut or you may use coconutpaste, with ginger and green chili; this is How to Make Narkel Chalkumro. It,needless to say, it has enormous health benefits. So you can very well includethis recipe in your diet chart.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 4
Calories

Equipment

  • A kadai or a fry pan
  • Spatula
  • Serving plate

Ingredients
  

  • 750 gm chal kumro/ash gourd
  • 1/2 fresh coconut paste
  • 1 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp gingerpaste
  • 2 red chili
  • 4 green chili
  • ½ tbsp sugar
  • 1 salt
  • ½ tbsp Panch-phoron

Instructions
 

  • Cut an ash gourd/ chal kumro inJulian shape and keep aside
  • Cut coconut into medium pieces andkeep them aside.
  • Take a Kadai; heat oil and add redchili
  • Add panchphoron for tempering
  • Add green chili also
  • As they splutter and sizzle add the chal kumro/ash gourd
  • Add salt
  • Then add ginger paste
  • And sauté for 2-3 minutes and coverthe lid; allow it to cook in its own water, no need to add water.
  • Take all the coconut pieces, and twogreen chilies into a blender.
  • And make a smooth paste of coconut
  • Add this coconut paste to chal kumro and stir it.
  • Now add ½ tbsp sugar and mix themwell.
  • Again cover the lid and cook foranother 2-3 minutes.
  • Open the lid and see the nice consistency of the chal kumro.
  • Transfer them to a serving bowl and serve hot with piping rice

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