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Ridge gourd with chana dal
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Ridge gourd with chana dal

2 medium sized ridge gourd
1 cup of chana dal
1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
1 tbsp. of fresh grated coconut
1 medium sized onion

For seasoning:
1 tsp. of mustard and urad dal
A pinch of asafoetida
A sprig of curry leaves


Peel the skin and wash the ridge gourd.
Cut them into small cubes.
Pressure cook chana dal with a little water and turmeric powder.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seed, when it stops spluttering add urad dal, followed by asafoetida and curry leaves. Saute for a min.
Add chopped onions and fry them until they turn translucent, now add the cubed ridge gourd, saute it.
When the ridge gourd gets cooked add the chana along with salt and mix them gently.
Finally add the grated coconut and remove from heat.
Delicious and nutritious ridge gourd with chana dal is ready to be served.

Courtesy: Veggie Paradise

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