Ridge Gourd/Ribbed Gourd/Chinese Okra 1
Onions 2 finely chopped
Tomato 2 finely chopped
Fresh ginger paste 2 spoons
Fresh garlic paste 2 spoons
Green chilies 3 slitted
Curry leaves 3 twigs
Cardamom 3 pods
Fennel seeds 1 – 2 spoons
Bay leaves 2
Cas cas milk few spoons(2 spoons of cas cas wet ground…maybe after soaked in warm water)
Fresh coconut 1 (chopped and wet ground to thick milk)
Oil 1 cup
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Chili powder 1 -2 spoons
Oil few spoons
Cilantro leaves few to garnish.
Slightly scrape the ridge gourd and chop them roughly.
In a pan heat oil, add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, fennel seeds, bay leaves, curry leaves and green chilies. Fry them for a while.
Now add onions and fry till golden brown.
Then add ginger – garlic paste to it. Fry them till its raw smell leaves.
Later add tomatoes and fry till it looses its water content.
Now add salt, turmeric, chili powder and gourd. Cover and cook over medium heat.
Further add 2 cups of water and continue cooking.
When the vegetable is done…add cas cas milk and thick coconut milk to this. Let it boil 3-5 times.
Garnish with cilantro leaves.
Serve this hot along with chapathis.One can try this even with dosa, appam, poori or even plain rice too.