How to peel Ridge Gourd:
First thing would be to buy a tender Ridge gourd. While buying try twisting softly and not very hard as it might break. When the vegetable is soft and pale green you know the vegetable is still tender.
Also another indication would be those dark black lines on the ridges as in the above, if the line is too thick, then you know it's matured else you can buy.
In a non stick pan, add 1 tsp of oil, add the peels, handful of ridge gourd, Bengal gram, Urad dal, Garlic, Dry red chilies, curry leaves, coriander leaves and saute till the ingredients are cooked.
Here is almost done.
Allow it to cool, grind to a semi coarse paste adding salt to taste.
Beerakaya Thokku Pachadi | Ridge Gourd Skin Chutney
Ridge gourd peel - 3/4 cup
Ridge gourd pieces - handful
Bengal Gram / Channa dal - 2 tsp
Urad dal / Black gram dal - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - 10
Coriander leaves - handful
Dry Red chillis - 3 -4
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 - 2 tsp
Garlic - 1 big
How to make Ridge Gourd Skin Chutney
In a non stick pan, heat oil, add the peels, curry leaves, coriander leaves, lentils, ridge gourd pieces, garlic along with salt and dry red chillis. Simmer and saute till the ingredients are well done.
Allow to cool, add enough water to make a semi coarse paste.
Serve with dal and rice as a side dish.
There is no need to do tempering for this. Add as little water as required.
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