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Calabash/Bottle Gourd Lentils, AKA Gardudhi Ambat

I have loved this Konkani dish since I was probably 13 or 14. My grandmother and then my mother would lovingly make it for me any time I asked. I would hoard it in my freezer when I moved away from home, and savor every bite with some rice, yogurt, and my favorite garlic pickle. It also tastes best eaten with your hand! Gardudhi is just another type of gourd, and is available at many Asian or Indian grocery stores.

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