RIDGE GOURD PORIAL

Ridge gourd has a lot of health benefits as follows:

Ridge gourd is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, high in dietary fibre, vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, thiamin, iron, magnesium and manganese.It has blood-purifying properties.It contains insulin-like peptides, alkaloids and charantin, all of which act together to lower blood and urine sugar levels without increasing blood insulin levels.It has high beta carotene that is good for eyes.Cellulose in ridge gourd helps to overcome constipation so it is good for stomach.It helps to purify, restore and nourish liver as its an antidote for alcohol intoxication. It also aids in weight loss. It is used in skin care treatment against eczema, psoriasis. Also aids in curing piles.

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Now let us take a look on Ridge gourd porial:

Ingredients :

Ridge gourd rounds  three cups (remove sharp ridges and peel off the ridge gourds and cut into slight thick slices.)

chopped shallots half cup

green chillies two cut into halves

curry leaves

mustard seeds one spoon

urad dal one spoon

cooking oil one tablespoon

turmeric half teaspoon

finely chopped
coriander leaves

salt as required

Procedure:

Heat the dry pan with cooking oil

Add mustard seeds to splutter

Add urad dal

then onions, green chillies, curry leaves.

followed by turmeric

Saute until the onions turn transparent.

Add ridge gourd rounds.

Saute well in medium flame.

Add salt.

Close the pan with lid.

Let the flame in medium.

Care should be taken to cook the rounds without burning.

no need to add water. The water oozed out from this vegetable is enough to cook the rounds.

After complete absorption of water,  saute smoothly with the addition of chopped coriander leaves.

Remove from flame.

The Ridgegourd porial is ready to serve with hot rice. It gives an excellent taste.



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