Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dodkyachi Bhaaji



Ridgegourd is called doDka or shiraLe in Marathi. This veggie was surely not my favorite veggie while growing up. But now I really like this veggie. Mom makes doDkyachi bhaaji like this -

DoDkyachi Bhaaji
दोडक्याची भाजी
Ridgegourd Stir Fry
Ingredients
2 medium ridgegourds, peeled and chopped
1 medium potato, peeled & chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
salt to taste
A pinch of sugar
Tempering
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp methi/fenugreek seeds
1 green chili, slit
1 red chili, halved
Garnish (optional)
1 tbsp fresh coconut
Method
1. Heat oil in a saucepan.
2/ Add the ingredients for tempering.
3. As they sizzle,  add potatoes and ridgegourd pieces.
4. Add 2tbsp water. Cover with a lid. Pour some water in the lid.
5. Let it cook on a low flame till both veggies are almost cooked.
6. Add tomatoes, sugar and salt.
7. Let it simmer till all the water is evaporated.
8. Garnish with coconut if using.
Note -
Do not throw away the peels of the ridgegourd. You can make dry as well as wet chutney with it.

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