Ash Gourd Raita / Poosanikai Thayir Pachadi | Ash Gourd Recipes

We went to my perimmas house 2 weeks back and we happened to taste this raita, it happenned to the apt combination for any hot variety rice like pulioyodharai , tomato rice etc. So after returning, called her up to ask for the recipe and I prepared it to post it here :) 

Poosanikai Thayir Pachadi
Ash Gourd Raita Recipe  Ingredients
Serves 2
  • Ash gourd(white pumkin) – 1 cup chopped
  • Onion - 3 tbsp chopped
  • Curd - 1/2 cup
To temper:
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dhal - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Green Chilli - 1 slitted
  • Hing(Perungayam) - a pinch
  • Oil - 1 tsp

Poosanikai Thayir Pachadi
1.Discard the seed part and scrap off the skin(green part). Chop it into cubes and keep it ready. Heat water in a pan and add the veggie with onions and cook till ashgourd turns soft and transparent.Set aside.
Poosanikai Thayir Pachadi - Step1
2.Heat a pan - add items under to 'temper' allow it to splutter and switch off. Add the tempered items to cooked veggie with required salt. Cool down completely and add curd and give a quick stir.
Poosanikai Thayir Pachadi - Step2
Serve with rotis or any variety rice. We had it along with puliyodharai.
Ash Gourd Raita
  • If you prefer the crunchy taste, then no need to cook onions, add it while tempering, fry it and then add it to the cooked veggie.
  • You can even add jeera while tempering.
Ash Gourd Raita

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