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- 3 medium sized ridge gourds
- 1 big onion sliced
- 2 green chillis slit lengthwise
- 3 tbsps thick tamarind paste
- 10-12 cloves garlic
- 2″ ginger chopped
- 10-12 curry leaves
- 3/4th tsp chilli pwd
- 1 tsp dhania pwd
- 1/2 tsp jeera pwd
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tsp sugar
Peel and deseed the ridge gourd i.e scoop out the seeds with a spoon and cut into 2″ pieces.
Boil these pieces in 2 cups of water and salt till three fourth cooked.Drain.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and fry the boiled ridge gourd pieces for 5-7 minutes.Remove from fire and keep aside.
In the same pan add 1 tbsp oil and add the onions,garlic and ginger and fry till transparent.Cool and grind to a coarse paste.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in the pan add curry leaves,green chillis and the coarse onion paste.Fry for 2 minutes.
Add dhania pwd,jeera pwd,chilli pwd,turmeric and sugar.Mix well.
Add the fried ridge gourd pieces and tamarind paste and mix well.Add 3 cups of water and let the ridge gourds cook well till you get a gravy consistency(pulusu consistency).
Adjust salt and garnish with coriander leaves.