Kumbalnga is also called ash gourd,white gourd, winter melon, white pumpkin, wax gourd, petha .
Ash gourd is a vine which is eaten as a vegetable. It is oblong in shape, can be around 1 to 2 metres in length, have a smooth or finely ribbed rind and a lightly yellow or greenish flesh. In North India, it is used to prepare a traditional sweet called Petha. In South India, it is used in various ways. Used along with other vegetables in Sambhar, Avial ,Mor Curry etc.
Ash Gourd ,peeled and cubed - 2 Cups
Dry/Fresh green mango - 6- 7 pieces
Green Chili - 4
Curry leaves - a sprig
Turmeric -1/4 tsp
Coconut - 1/4 cup ,grated
Cumin seeds -1/4 tsp
Whole red chilli - 2
Pearl Onions - 2
Mustard -1/t tsp
Coconut Oil - 1 tbsp
Grind coconut and cumin seeds to a little coarse paste.
Peel ,wash and cube the ash goud to 1/2 inch cubes.
Add a cup of water , mango ,salt ,turmeric ,green chili and few curry leaves.
Boil till fork tender and add the coconut paste and simmer for 3-4 minutes.
Heat oil and mustard seeds.
When it starts popping add onion , curry leaves and whole red chill.
When onion turns golden ,pour over the simmering curry.
And immediately remove from flame.
Serve with white rice.
PS : I have used the red chili in place of green chili.