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Tofu and Ash Gourd Curry with Coconut Rice By Chef Kunal Kapur

Tofu and Ash Gourd Curry with Coconut Rice

Tofu and Ash Gourd Curry with Coconut Rice are two dishes that are tasty as well as healthy. Chef Kunal Kapur brings this Satvik Feast to your kitchen.
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Cooking Time

10-20 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-20 Min



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  • For Mixed Spice Powder

    • 1 tsp peppercorns

    • 1 black cardamom

    • 8-9 cloves

    • 2-3 dried red chillies

    • 1-2 tbsp coriander seeds

    • 1-2 tbsp cumin seeds

    • 1-2 tbsp poppy seeds

    • 1-2 tbsp white sesame seeds

    • 1 bay leaf

    • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut

  • For Tofu and Ash Gourd Curry

    • 1 tbsp ghee

    • 1 tbsp chopped ginger

    • 1 tsp mixed spice powder

    • 1 tsp turmeric powder

    • 2 cups chopped ash gourd

    • rock salt to taste

    • water as required

    • 300 gms tofu

    • 1 cup coconut milk

    • freshly chopped coriander


  1. 1

    In a pan, 1 tsp lightly roast peppercorns, 1 black cardamom, 8-9 cloves,2-3 dried red chillies, 1-2 tbsp coriander seeds, 1-2 tbsp cumin seeds, 1-2 tbsp poppy seeds, 1-2 tbsp white sesame seeds, 1 bay leaf and 2 tbsp desiccated coconut.
  2. 2

    Crush the roasted masala in a pestle to make a fine powder.
  3. 3

    In a pan, heat 1 tbsp ghee, add 1 tbsp chopped ginger, 1 tsp mixed spice powder, 1 tsp turmeric powder, 2 cups of chopped ash gourd and rock salt to taste and mix it well.
  4. 4

    Add some water, cover the pan and let it cook until the ash gourd turns soft.
  5. 5

    Add tofu, 1 cup coconut milk and give it a gentle simmer.
  6. 6

    Garnish it with freshly Chopped Coriander and serve it with Coconut Rice.

The two dishes, Tofu and Ash Gourd Curry with Coconut Rice epitomise the simplicity and purity of Indian cuisine. Sattvic food is considered to be good for our wellness. It is a food that is easily digested and does not cause any disorders, i.e., it is digested without much trouble by the juices produced by the glands of our body.

Chef Kunal prepares a tasty Tofu and Ash Gourd curry with simple ingredients. Ash Gourd is great for discarding waste from the body, and Tofu (made from soy milk) has amazing anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The chef serves this tasty curry with coconut rice. Coconut is excellent nourishing food.

The combination of Tofu and Ash Gourd Curry with Coconut Rice is tasty, healthy and fabulous.