Monday, November 26, 2007

Dodka, Ridge gourd, Turai Bhaji


1 whole ridge gourd - clened and cubed
1 medium onion chopped
1 medium tomato chopped
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 teaspoon sugar or jaggery
1/2 teaspoon asafoteida
1/4 cup groundnut - roasted and coarsely ground
salt to taste


In a karahi, add the oil. When it gets hot, add the mustard seeds. when they splutter, add the cumin and the asafoetida. Add the onions and fry till they become soft. Then add tomatoes, turmeric, chilli powder, garm masala powder and the sugar/jaggery and a little salt and mix well. When the mixture leaves the sides of the karahi, add the cubed ridge gourd. Cook covered on medium flame. Once cooked, check for salt. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with chappatis.

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