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Ridge Gourd Curry

Ridge Gourd Curry
A common Indian Vegetable curry its.. Those who are planning for diet can try this without any thought… a yummy, delicious, simple curry..some will not use tomatoes for these type of curry.. i love the flavor of tomatoes in dhal.. 

We had a simple lunch with Ridge gourd curry, Rice, Roti, Manathakkali keerai poriyal, Pickle, Fish fry and curd..:) some times simple curries fullfill the part.. here goes the same… from an article i read Ridge gourd has highly medicinal values… it recovers most of the problem raising in the summer time… it getting hot and hot in bangalore.. start your diet plans with healthy vegetables and fruits… here we go with today’s recipe, do try and let me know how it turns for you..:)

Ingredients:
Ridge Gourd- 1/4 kg
Moong Ghal- 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Hing- 1/2 tsp
Pearl Onion- 4-6 nos
Tomato- 1 nos
Salt
To Temper
Oil- 1 tsp
Ghee- 1 tsp
Mustard- 1/2 tsp
Jeera- 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal- 1/2 tsp
Grated ginger- 1/2 tsp
Hing- 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves- 1 spring
Red chillie- 2 nos
Method:
* Fry the moong dhal in a dry pan to remove the raw smell.
* Pressure cook the moong dhal with turmeric powder, hing and salt.

* Chop the Onion, Tomatoes and Ridge gourd..

* Heat the kadai with oil + ghee temper it with mustard, jeera, urad dhal, curry leaves, Ginger and red chillie.

* Saute the onions for few mins.


* Add the Chopped Ridge gourd, cover and cook it for 3 mins.

* Add the tomatoes and again cover and cook it for 3-4 mins.

* Add in the the Boiled moong dhal, once the Ridge gourd and tomatoes are cooked well.

* Cook this curry for 5 mins in medium flame…

Serve with hot steamed rice/Roti..:)
“Ridge Gourd Curry”
 


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