Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ridge Gourd Jeera Huli...

Ridge Gourd ( Heere kai in kannada) is rich in fibre and can make different kind of curries using this vegetable. Good for all age group people too.   Ridge gourd jeera Huli  is a curry and you can have chapati, poori, rice or even idli or dosa with this curry.

Ingredients :
Ridge gourd : 2 .
Green chilly : 2 to3
Ginger : 1 Table spoon.( grated).
Coconut : 1/2 cup.
Jeera : 1/2 Tea spoon.
Salt: To taste.
Mustard seeds : 1/4 spoon.
Urd daal: 1/4 spoon.
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Coriander leaves: 1 Table spoon. ( cut leaves).
Methi seeds: 6 to 8.
Turmeric powder:  a pinch.
Oil.  1 Table spoon.
Water : Required( 1 cup).

Method :
Wash and remove the skin ( outer layer) of Ridge gourd and cut it into small pieces. Keep it aside.Wash and cut coriander leaves and grate ginger. Cut green chillies.
Grind coconut, ginger and jeera together adding little water to it. Grind nicely till paste and remove from the jar. Keep a big pan on the fire. Put oil and heat. Put mustard seeds and urd daal and methi seeds.  Let the mustard seeds spurt. Add curry leaves and cut green chillies and add cut ridge gourd pieces. Add turmeric  Fry for 1 minute. Add water and cook 6 to 8 minutes. Add ground mixture and salt to it, and  cook for 3 to 4 minutes.  Remove from the pan and add cut coriander leaves . Serve ridge gourd curry with  hot rice and chapatis.
Note: Must cook ridge gourd till soft. You can add cooked moong daal to the curry to make it thick. ( Boil 2 table spoons of moong daal and add it to the curry). Can add carrots along with ridge gourd while cooking .
Can add 1 table spoon of  ghee to make it more tasty.
Serves 3.

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