Tried and tasted by Nivedita
My imagination or creation of water animals with ridge gourd and other ingredients used in this recipe.
All credit goes to Nithya!!! who encouraged me to try and garnish the dish. Here is the second recipe where I really put myself to think to bring these photos in front of you all. I hope you all will like it!!
Ridge gourd is one vegetable, which I do not make often!! I do not like it, if it is half cooked!!!
In my in law's house , they prepare it like this only.
This recipe goes well with chapati as well as hot rice.
Ridge gourd - 2 medium, washed, peeled and cut in to small pieces
Onion - 1 small, chopped
Tomato - 1 big, chopped
Garlic - 1 bulb, peeled and crushed
Curry leaves - few
Chana - 1/4 cup soaked
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera -1 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tbsp
Dhania powder - 1 tbsp
Haldi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp
Heat oil in a small cooker, add mustard, jeera. When they splutter add curry leaves, onion. Saute for a minute. Add crushed garlic, fry till golden brown. Add soaked chana, and ridge gourd. Mix it properly. Add tomato, and other dry powders. Add little water and give 2 whistles. When done, churn with churner or blender. Adjust the seasoning. Serve hot with chapati or rice.
This is specially going to Nithya and Pavithra's "Garnish the dish" event.