I love ridge gourd and usually cook my mom's recipe and then i came across Vidu Mittal's recipe in her book "Pure and Simple". This book is really a delight just loved the photography. And planning to try more of her recipes. And regarding this recipe it required very few ingredients and sounded traditional so thought of giving it a try and liked it . Ghee is used here and that is what gives this recipe its unique gramma's recipe kind of flavor . Modified the recipe a bit to my taste.
Turai /Ridge gourd - 2 lb , Peeled and diced
Green Chilli - 4 chopped (not in original recipe)
Lemon Juice - 2 tsp or to taste
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/8 tsp
Turmeric - 1/8 tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee - 1 tsp
- Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add hing and cumin.
- Cook till cumin turns golden add turmeric and green chilli.
- Add turai , salt and 1/2 cup of water and cook till one whistle.
- Let cooker cool add lemon juice and serve.