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Ridge gourd plus split chick-pea kootu is a yummy side dish, compatible with hot steamed rice, Chapathies and Roties..
Ridge gourd cubes two cups
Shallots chopped half a cup
Curry leaves half cup
Mustard seeds one spoon
Green chillies three
Cumin seeds one spoon
Coriander leaves chopped half cup
Split chick peas half cup
Salt required
Cooking oil one tablespoon
Wash and peeled off the ridges of ridge gourd.
Cut into cubes
Heat the oil.
Add mustard seeds and allow to. crackle.
Followed by shallots, curryleaves, green chillies.
Saute for a while
Add turmeric and saute until the. shallots turn transparent.
Followed by split chick peas.
Let the chick peas become golden brown.
Add Ridgegourd cubes and saute for a couple of minutes.
Add little water and salt.
Let it be cooked in medium heat.
Rub the cumin seeds with your hands and add.
Garnish with coriander leaves. The best pair for hot steamed rice.
Easy to cook..! Instant way..! highly nutritional..! unique kongu traditional cuisine…