Ridge gourd is one of the healthy vegetable with no calories..This chutney may sounds weird but really this combination works out well..To use roasted chana dal I experimented this chutney and it tasted good with hot white rice..To be honest,long time back I also tried one more combination which tasted nasty..Hehehe..N the combination was cabbage and roasted chana dal..Don`t know the exact mistake about this trial,but it tasted weird..Some times it happens.:)
Any way try this ridge gourd and roasted chana dal combination and let me know about the result...If any one of you tried with any other vegetable please leave in comments.Sure I will try it...:)
CATEGORY-CHUTNEYS/RIDGE GOURD/ROASTED CHANA DAL
PREPARATION TIME-15 MINUTES
COOKING TIME-20 MINUTES
WHAT YOU NEED
Ridge gourds-2 med size
putnalu/roasted chana dal-1cup
salt- to taste
tamarind paste-1/2 tbsp
urad dal-1-2 tsp
chana dal- 1tsp
hing- 1/4 tsp
curry leaves-1 sprig
dry red chilli-2
HOW TO COOK
peel the skin of ridge gourd if you like other wise wash well and cut into medium size pieces...
Heat a kadai with 1/2 tbsp of oil and fry pieces by adding enough salt til soft.Next add chopped green chili too.cook for 2 more minutes.keep aside these..
Now dry roast the roasted chana dal(putnalu) for 2-3 minutes in medium flame then grind along with cooked ridge gourd.
take this in a bowl and put temper in another bowl with given INGS in 1tbsp oil and mix it in the ground chutney..
Serve with rice or rotis.