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Curry with Ridge Gourd Skin -- Beera Pichu Kura -- How to make Curry with Ridge Gourd Skin

As I told in my previous post we make best use of some vegetable's skin like ridge gourd, bottle gourd.  If the skin of ridge gourd and bottle gourd is tender and fresh we can keep it for further use. We make chutney, dal, dosa and also curry with ridge gourd skin. With the skin of bottle gourd we make only chutney. 
The picture below how the skin of ridge gourd looks like.
This is another dish which can be consumed with rice of course.  A very healthy and simple dish. This dish is normally made with out onion and garlic, but today I tried this way. 

Ingredients:

Ridge Gourd Skin/ Beera Pichu - 1 cup
Toor Dal - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Garlic - 5 to 7
Salt - to taste
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Green Chillies - 3 to 5

For Tadka:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Black Gram - 1 tsp
Bengal Gram - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 1
Curry Leaves - 5 to 7

Procedure:

Soak toor dal for one hour.
Chop onion, tomatoes. Peel the skin of garlic.
Slit green chillies.
Chop the skin of ridge gourd also. Chopping it is a bit of tricky job so need a little patience.
Heat oil in a kadai add all the ingredients under 'For Tadka'. When they start spluttering add chopped onion and tomatoes. Add garlic also. 
Fry them till the tomatoes become mushy.  
Add chopped ridge gourd skin. Mix them well and then add soaked toor dal. 
Add turmeric powder. Sprinkle a little water to cook the ridge gourd skin. 
Do not add salt at this stage as it will take longer time to cook the dal. Cover it and allow the dal to cook. 
Once dal is half cooked, check for the skin if it is cooked completely. (normally this is what happens dal cooks half and skin cooks completely) 
Let the excess water dry out completely if there is any. 
Add salt, garam masala and coriander powder. Mix them well. 
Serve ridge gourd skin curry with hot piping rice. 
For more Ridge Gourd Recipes click here.

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