Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ridge Gourd Skin ( outer layer of Ridge Gourd ) Dal

 Ridge gourd skin dall is a curry with gravy and you can have this curry with rice , chapatis, pooris or even with dosas.
Things needed :
Ridge gourd skin: 1 to 2 cups.
Moong Dal : 1/2 cup.
Green chilly : 2 to 3.
Jeera : 1/2 spoon.
Ginger : 1 Tea spoon.
Salt : to taste.
Oil : 1 Tea spoon.
Ingh : a pinch.
Mustard seeds: 1/4 Tea spoon.
Tomatoes : 2 to 3 .
Curry leaves : 5 to 6 .
Coriander leaves : 2 Table spoons.
Turmeric Powder : a pinch.
Method :
Wash and Remove the edges of  the ridge gourd and wash it again.  Now remove the outer layer of  Ridge gourd and keep it in a bowl.  Boil with little water till soft and keep it aside.  Wash and Pressure cook moong dal  and keep it aside. Wash green chilly , curry leaves and coriander leaves and cut it into small. Wash and remove the skin of ginger and grate and keep it aside.
Now keep a pan on the fire  and heat. Put oil and mustard seeds . Let mustard spurt. Add jeera and cut greeen chilly and fry for 1 minute. Now add ingh and curry leaves. Add boiled moong dal, boil ridge gourd skin and tomatoes . Add ginger, turmeric powder and salt . Mix thoroughly and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.  Stir in between or it may get burnt.  Add coriander leaves and 1 table spoon of ghee and mix it nicely and  serve Hot Ridge gourd dal  with Hot rice .
Note : Do not add the edges to the curry . Cook the pieces till soft to get the better taste. Adding ghee will give a good taste. You can also add cut onions to the dal and cook . This will give a different taste .
Serves 2 .

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