Ridge Gourd Dahl. Beerakai Pappu Chaaru.
Ridge gourd/chinese okra 1 large
Thoor Dal 1 cup
Green chilies 3 fienly chopped
Onion 1 small finely chopped
Garlic 6 clovs fienly chopped
Tomato 1 large chopped
Cumin seeds 1 spoon
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Oil few spoons
Cilantro leaves few.
In a pressure cooker, cook thoor dalt with salt and pinch of turemric in it.
When they are done soft and tender, set them aside.
Gently scrape away the serrations from ridge gourd. Washa nd pat dry them. Finely chop and set aside.
In a wide crock pot, heat oil. Add cumin and asafoetida to it. Wait till they crackle up.
Add chilies, garlic and onion. Saute for few minutes. Add salt too.
Now stir-in ridge gourds, tomatoes and cooked thoor dal to it. Cover and cook on medium heat.
When the veggie is done soft and tender, remove from heat.
Garnish with cilantro leaves.