Grind to paste
1 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
1-2 red chillies
2 tbsp coconut
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1-2 red chillies, broken into 2-3 pieces
5-6 garlick flakes (minced or crushed)
2 sprigs curry leaves
1. Wash, peel and cut gourd into cubes. Add dal, turmeric powder and sufficient water. Cook till done.
2. Heat oil, add seasonings, then the ground paste. Saute for 1-2 minutes add cooked dal, salt and simmer for a few minutes till all of it is well.blended, remove from fire.
Serve hot with rice.