Sunday, January 14, 2007

Ridge gaurd dal makhani

This is a delicious healthy recipe .Quick and easy to prepare and a realt treat to the tastebuds and stomach.This is vegetable which people try to avoid most of the time.But i will be comming up with many different flavoured recipes out of this single vegetable.This is one among them.

Tuvar dal - 1 cup
Ridge gaurd - 1 large
Mustard - 1 tsp
Chilly powder -1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Salt -1.5 tsp
Green chillies -2
cumin -1 tsp
Pepper corn -1/2 tsp
Ghee -1 tsp
Hing -2 pinch
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Dry chillies - 2
Urad dal -1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 5-6

1.Pressure cook the dal with enough water and drop of oil,chilly powder,turmeric powder and salt and keep aside.
2.Chop the ridge gaurd into tiny chunks,add little water to it and cook them with little salt ,chilly powder for about 6-8 mins
3.To the cooked vegetable add the cooked dal ,green chillies ,hingand bring to a boil then reduce the heat
4.Take a spoon of ghee to it add mustards ,urad dal,cumin dry chillies and and when it splutters add curry leaves and add it to the curry.add lime juice and bring to a boil.
5.Serve with hot fresh rotis or rice.


sailaja said...

You know, Soumya, here in Andhra, pappu beerakaaya (tur dal-ridge gourd) is a popular dal dish. Of course the prep is slightly different from yours.

Nice recipe using lemon and pepper. Will give it a try the next time I buy ridge gourd. I love this veggie and dont avoid it..:).

jacob said...

looks yummy! this is one of my all time fav dishes.

Pooja said...

Nice idea to make dal using Ridge gourd. :) .
I am surely gonna try it . will let you know when i will make it.
thanks for sharing this.

Suma Gandlur said...

I like ridge gourd very much. We too make ridge gourd dal minus lemon and pepper though.
This is a different version of it. I would like to try next time.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Shailaja,
Thanks dear.I also prepare that pappu with methi leaves and palak .But this gives a differnt flavour with lemon and pepper.Do give a try and lemme know.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi jacob.Think you are visiting for the first time thanks for stopping by and writing a comment.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi poojaHey pooja.Thanks.Yup do lemme know how do you like it.ok

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Thanks suma.As i have said it really tastes good and different.Do lemme know did you like it.thanks

Vinutha said...

Hey Soumya..Ridge guard andre heerekayi na?

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey Vinutha.Yup you are right.Adu here kaine.

Seema said...

Soumya, Beautiful picture and as you said enagede heere kai ishta ille. But ninna hange madi nodthe aatha aanu.

Vcuisine said...

Hi Soumya, a homely recipe, we call this as Masiyal. Very tasty. Viji

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Thanks give a try i bet you will like it.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi viji.i totally agree with you it is really tasty

Sia's corner said...

oh i just love heere kai n so does K. i use onion and tomatoes and also coconut. this is new to me. will give it a try when i get holdof heere kai:)

Nidhi said...

Looks very yummy Soumya...Use of lemon makes more interesting, good with chapatis as well as rice!

Thanks for sharing..

swapna said...

hai soumya
this is a common dish known as beerakaya pappu in andhra pradesh.actually we don't add pepper.that is the difference.may be i can try ur version.nice picture.thanks for sharing..

TRS said...

Hi Soumya...this looks great! we often use Moong daal in place of tuver daal. Will try your version for a change. Thanks,


Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Supriya,
Thanks .Do give a try n lemme know

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Nidhi and swapna,
Thanks .This changes the flavour by adding pepper and lime.Do give a try and write the feedback .Lemme know how did you find it.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

TRS hi to you,
So why dont to try it with toor dal and lemme know.thanks

RML said...

Hi soumya,
This is my first vsit to your food blog.Yor recipes are awesome.I liked the combo of toor dal and ridgegourd.This is new to me as I usually cook with chana dal.
I wanna try this next time and will let u know.
Thanks for sharing