Ezhukari Kootu or Thiruvadirai kootu is prepared in Tamil Nadu during the auspicious celebration of Thirvathirai, a festival celebrated in praise of Lord Shiva for creating this universe approximately 130 trillion years ago. This kootu is traditionally served with Thiruvathirai/ Thiruvadirai Kazhi (kali) – a sweet dish made from rice, […]
Ash gourd, also known as Petha or Pushnikai , is generally cultivated for its nourishing and medicinal values. Its mineral and vitamin contents are calcium, phosphorus, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C. It’s green in colour from outside and white inside.Petha/Pushnikai is generally used for making sweets, preparing sambar and other curries of South India. Ash gourd / Petha juice is highly recommended for maintaining general good health and in curing diseases of any order.
Ash Gourd Kheer
A popular recipe in Kerala served during occasions and festivals.
Stuffed Wax Gourd
Pushnikai Mor Kuzhambu
Ash Gourd Coconut Yogurt Gravy