Ridge gourd is peeled and chopped. Poppy seeds are ground into powder. Ridge gourd is then cooked in poppy seeds onion gravy. Serve ridge gourd poppy seeds gravy with steamed rice.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Ridge Gourd Poppy Seeds Gravy.
Ridge Gourd 1 Medium
Green Chiles 2
Poppy Seeds 1 1/2 Tbsps
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to Taste
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps
Method of preparation:
Remove skin, wash and chop the ridge gourd into small chunks.
Peel and roughly chop the onion.
Remove stems, wash and roughly chop the green chiles.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro leaves.
Grind poppy seeds into fine powder using a spice grinder.
Add the chopped onion and few tablespoons of water and grind again into smooth paste.
Coarsely grind the green chiles and keep aside
Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped ridge gourd.
Fry briefly, stir in ground onion poppy seeds paste, a cup of water and turmeric powder.
Cook covered till ridge gourd turns soft. Uncover and boil till the mixture becomes little thick.
Adjust any seasonings if required and garnish with cilantro and serve ridge gourd poppy seeds gravy with steamed rice.
Notes: Make sure ridge gourd is cooked well.
Suggestions: Adjust spice with green chiles.
Variations: Check other ridge gourd recipes here.
Other Names: Ridge Gourd Poppy Seeds Gravy.