Prep Time: Under 20 mins
Cook Time Under 20 mins
What you need?
Rib gourd- 1 long fleshy one, try getting it fresh
Moong dal/ paasi paruppu/hesaru bele-3/4 cup
green chillies-5 slit into halves
cilatro/coriander-a small bunch
Split chick peas-1 1/2tbsp
hing/asafoetedia- a pinch
lemon juice of 1 whole lemon
How to make it?
Peel the skin off the gourd and chop them into little half slices. Keep aside.
Fry the moong dal in 1/2 tbsp ghee until a light brown.You get a delicious smell when its done but make sure you do all this on a low flame because moong dal burns quickly.
Mash the dal well after its done.
Now, in a kadai, add the remaining ghee. After it s hot, add mustard and wait till it splutters. Then add the split chick peas.
Add the hing next and then green chillies.
Wait for the chillies to become a little white.
And now add the gourd and saute on medium flame for 4 mins.
Then add the moong dal and let it simmer for 5 mins on low flame. You need to be careful while adding the moong dal because it may splash.
Add salt to the dal at this point and give it a stir and let it simmer on high for half a minute.
Now, Let the dal cool well.
Add the lemon juice and the coriander and mix well.
Serve with hot rice and a little ghee. Any fried curry will taste good but my best bet is ladys finger.
Note: Sometimes rib gourds may turn out to be bitter so have a bite before you start off.