Prep time -under 10 mins
Cook time -under 15 mins
Serves – 4
Ridge gourd -250 grams
Mustard -1/2 tsp
Hing – a generous pinch
Urad dal – 2 tbsp
Red chillies – 3-4
Grated coconut – 2 tbps (optional)
Tamarind – small marble sized ball (very less) or 1/4 tsp of tamarind paste.
Oil – 1 tbsp
Wash and scrap the skin of ridge gourd ( you do not have to peel the skin completely ) and chop it into medium sized pieces.
Heat 2 tsp of oil, add the chopped ridge gourd, need salt and cook covered till tender. You do not have to add much water as the vegetable will ooze out lot of water. Cool it and keep it aside.
After it cools, grind it first with a little cooked ridge gourd to a smooth paste, then add the remaining vegetable and grind it a bit coarsely. Add little water only if required. Check for salt.
Ridge gourd recipes
This vegetable is dried and made into loofahs.It can be used as a natural scrub. Picture of the Ridge gourd loofah below-
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