Ridge Gourd Curry

Ingredients (for 3-4 servings)

1/2 kg Ridge Gourd (Torai)

Salt to taste

5 tspls Oil  

Masala for Paste:

3-4 medium size Onions 

1 tsp Tamarind paste

5-6 Red chillies 

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

1/2 tsp Cumin seeds  

1/2 tsp Coriander seeds

1 1/2 tsp Urad dal  

1 1/2 tsp Chana dal  

Method

Peel the skin of Ridge Gourd and cut into 2 inches pieces. (check for bitterness, if bitter then discard).

Heat 1 tsp oil in the wok and roast chana dal, urad dal, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and red chillies till golden brown colour, now let them cool.

Now Heat remaining oil in a Kadai and add Ridge Gourd pieces and cover it with lid.

Cut Onions into small pieces. Grind the roasted ingredients with Onion pieces and make a fine paste. Add this paste to the Ridge Gourd in the kadai. Cook till you see a layer of oil on the top. Ridge Gourd curry is ready to eat.

Garnish with fresh corainder leaves and Serve hot with roti or rice.