Peel off the sharp edges of ridge gourd skin, slit it and take out the seed part inside. It is good for skin care, as the blood purifying qualities in it ensures you to stay clear from pimples and acne
The only problem is we may not have this vegetable at times so we cannot avoid preparing coconut chutney in some different versions, but I have always made a habit of stocking some of these popular veggies in my fridge which is specifically used for these tasty chutneys
D Serve the thuvaiyal/chutney with steamed rice and rasam, lime rice or chapatis. I was taken aback when my mom in law first mentioned to me "you don't have to throw this away, make a thuvaiyal (chutney)"
Tamarind - a pinch. Temper the given ingredients and pour it on the top of the chutney. Chutney. Ridge gourd peels of 2 long ridge gourds. Curry leaves - 1/4 cup. Coconut - 2 tbsp. Chana dal - 2 tbsp. Garlic - 2 cloves. Red chillies (dry) - 2. Mustards seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal - 1/2 tsp. Add the curry leaves, garlic, red chillies, tamarind and saute for 2 to 4 minutes
3tsp of urid dhal, 1tsp of cumin seeds, 1tsp of mustard seeds, 2 red chillies, 1 green chilly, a pinch of hing, 1 garlic, 1/4tsp of methi seedsIn the same pan add 1tsp of oil and fry 1 medium finely chopped red onion until it brownsAdd little salt (like half the intended salt quantity as you will add the rest to the veges while frying them) and little turmeric to onion as you fryAdd the onion to the ground masala and grind again to a fine paste and set asideIn the same pan, add 2tsp of oil again and fry finely chopped ridge gourd (with skin) until the veg turns little soft (like 1 long ridge gourd. ) Now grind the veges separately to a fine paste and mix it with the onion-masala pasteYou may season the chutney again with mustards, curry leaves, red chillies or serve as isServe fresh or chilled with Dosa, Chapathi or plain riceThis is a nice chutney alternative for people who like to avoid coconutsin chutney but desire the same consistencyAnother variation of this chutney is to fry 1 medium size tomato in oil and grind it along with the onion. 2 red chillies,. 1/4tsp of methi seeds. 2tsp of oil