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Eggplant Ridge Gourd Curry



Eggplant Ridge Gourd Curry
 
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Recipe type: Curries
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
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A fresh gravy is prepared with fried onion and whole spices. Ridge gourd / turai is chopped up along with baby eggplants. They are then cooked in freshly prepared gravy till soft. Serve eggplant ridge gourd curry with steamed rice.
Ingredients
  • Ridge Gourd ½ Large Size
  • Baby Indian Eggplants 2
  • Green Chile 1
  • Onion 1 Small
  • Mustard Seeds ¼ tsp
  • Cumin Seeds ¼ tsp
  • Urad Dal ¼ tsp
  • Cashews 3
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil 2 tsps
  • For Talimpu:
  • Mustard Seeds ¼ tsp
  • Cumin Seeds ¼ tsp
  • Urad Dal ¼ tsp
  • Curry Leaves 5
  • Oil 1 tsp
Instructions
  1. Remove stem, wash and slice the green chile.
  2. Remove skin, wash and roughly chop ridge gourd.
  3. Remove stems, wash and chop eggplant into small pieces.
  4. Peel and roughly chop the onion.
  5. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urad dal.
  6. Let mustard seeds start spluttering, add onion and green chile.
  7. Add salt and fry till onion turns light golden brown.
  8. Remove the mixture onto a bowl to cool it down to room temperature.
  9. Grind onion mixture into smooth paste along with cashews.
  10. Heat oil in a pan, add all other talimpu ingredients in order.
  11. when mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped ridge gourd, eggplant and salt.
  12. Fry for couple of seconds and add the ground onion sauce.
  13. Stir in a cup of water and cook covered on low flame till eggplant and ridge gourd turns soft.
  14. Season with salt if necessary and remove from heat.
  15. Serve eggplant ridge gourd curry with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes
Make sure ridge gourd and eggplant is cooked thoroughly before removing the gravy from heat. Suggestions: If eggplant or ridge gourd is not cooked well, put it back on heat and cook covered on low flame till done.



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