Kumbalanga Curry (ash Gourd Curry)
Ash gourd is considered beneficial for irritable tummies. In our childhood we were made to drink ash gourd juice for this purpose. It soothes your tummy said mom. We use ash gourd mainly in sambar, avial and moru curries. This is a rare curry that not many try at homes. It is a recipe from my grandmother. People who hail from Thrissur call this curry Olan though rest of Kerala calls the cowpea- ash gourd curry as olan. But since the rest of Kerala does not accept this curry as olan I call it kumbalanga curry.