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Basic Ridge Gourd Fry

Updated on October 4, 2015

Ridge gourd fry

3 stars from 2 ratings of Ridge Gourd fry

Ridge Gourd

How to choose a tender ridge gourd

  • Choose a ridge gourd that has a deep green color, firm skin, and that is free of soft spots and darkened areas. Its stem should be green and should look fresh. Avoid those that have signs of decay and if they are soft and rubbery.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 1 hour 5 min
Yields: 3

How to peel the vegetable

Wash the vegetable. Scrap the outer skin in rotary motion using a sharp knife  as shown in the picture.
Wash the vegetable. Scrap the outer skin in rotary motion using a sharp knife as shown in the picture.

How to cut the vegetable

Chop the ridge gourd into small rectangular cubes as shown in the picture.
Chop the ridge gourd into small rectangular cubes as shown in the picture.

Ridge Gourd curry

This is how the ridge gourd curry  looks when it is done.
This is how the ridge gourd curry looks when it is done.
Tender Ridge Gourd pieces cooked in a blend of spices and onions fried just to the right shade of golden yellow. This can be eaten with hot steamed rice topped with just the right amount of ghee.
Tender Ridge Gourd pieces cooked in a blend of spices and onions fried just to the right shade of golden yellow. This can be eaten with hot steamed rice topped with just the right amount of ghee.

Ingrediants

Ingredients

  • 2 ridge gourd
  • 2 onions
  • 4 spoons canola oil
  • half spoon channa dal
  • half spoon urad dal
  • half spoon mustard seeds
  • 1 dry red chili
  • 4 green chilli
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • one and a half tablespoon red chili powder
  • half spoon salt

Instructions (this dish should be cooked under medium heat throughout)

  1. Add about 4 spoons of oil in a wok. Allow the oil to heat up. Add channa dal, urad dal and mustard seeds in quick succession.
  2. After about 3 to 4 minutes the mustard seeds start to splutter. The channa dal and urad dal slightly change color (they slightly turn golden yellow).
  3. Add the dry red chili.
  4. After about a minute add the finely sliced onions and green chili. Add about half a spoon of salt. Mix the contents in the wok thoroughly. Cover the wok. Cook for about 8 minutes (stir the contents in the wok every 2 to 3 minutes, so that the contents in the wok do not stick to its bottom).
  5. After about 8 minutes the onions slowly begin to change color. They also begin to turn slightly transparent. Add the ridge guard pieces to the wok and mix the contents in the wok thoroughly. Cover the wok (Stir the contents in the wok every 2 to 3 minutes, so that the contents in the wok do not stick to its bottom). Cook for 12 minutes.
  6. After about 10 to 12 minutes add a tablespoon of turmeric powder. Cover the wok (Stir the contents in the wok every 2 to 3 minutes). Cook for about 4 minutes.
  7. After about 4 minutes add half a spoon of red chili powder. At this step check if the salt is sufficient and if necessary, add the required amount of salt. Cover the wok (Stir the contents in the wok every 2 to 3 minutes). Cook for about 5 minutes.

Step 1

Add channa dal, urad dal andmustard seeds.
Add channa dal, urad dal andmustard seeds.

Step 3

Add red chili.
Add red chili.

Step 4

Add finely sliced onions and green chilis. Also add salt.
Add finely sliced onions and green chilis. Also add salt.

Step 5

Add ridge gourd pieces.
Add ridge gourd pieces.

Step 6

Add turmeric powder.
Add turmeric powder.

Step 7

Add red chili powder and sufficient amount of salt.
Add red chili powder and sufficient amount of salt.

Health and Beauty benifits

  • Ridge gourd is extremely rich in dietary fiber. It is enriched with all the vital elements that include Vitamin-C, Zinc, Iron, Riboflavin, Magnesium and traces of other minerals.
  • It is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and calories which aid in weight loss.
  • Ridge gourd contains a considerably good amount of cellulose. Its high water content provides relief from constipation and helps with healing piles.
  • Ridge gourd contains insulin like Peptides and Alkaloids within the vegetable that helps to reduce the sugar levels in both the blood and urine.
  • It is high in Beta-carotene which is good for enhancing eye sight.
  • Ridge gourd effectively purifies blood. It boosts and nourishes the liver health and protects the liver from alcohol intoxication.
  • Ridge gourd juice is used to heal jaundice and to strengthen your immune system against any infection.
  • It is good for skin care, as the blood purifying qualities in it ensures skin free from pimples and acne.
  • Ridge gourd helps to manage acidity as well as ulcers.

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