Ridge Gourd in Sesame Seeds powder

I hope everyone had a relaxing thanksgiving weekend with family and friends. Most of my friends enjoyed the weekend with shopping. This year surprisingly I didn't do any shopping but had good time with friends. Sunday's visit to farmers market didn't find many varieties of vegetables due to cold season. Found tender ridge gourd, egg plants and some leafy vegetables.

For tonight dinner decided to make ridge gourd in sesame seeds powder the way my mom makes it. Thanks to my mom for a wonderful recipe. If you never tried this curry try to make it. I am sure you will love it. Very simple and delicious.



1/2 cup sesame seeds
4/5 red chilies
4 Ridge Gourd
salt as per taste
1tsp oil
1/2tsp mutard seeds
1/2tsp urad dal
1/4tsp cumin seeds


Roast sesame seeds(1/2 cup sesame seeds) along with 2 or 3 red chilies as per your spice level and make a powder of it and keep it aside. This powder will be handy in most of the dishes. (If you are storing this powder make sure you add salt as per the taste) I always store this powder. We usually mix rice with this powder and eat.
Wash and peel ridge gourd and cut into cubes.
In a pan add oil. Once oil is hot add tampering ingredients. Once mustard seeds starts spluttering add cubed ridge gourd. Cook covered till ridge gourd cooks completely. Once vegetable cooks completely add 2 tsp sesame seeds powder(adjust the quantity of powder as per your spice level) and mix well. (If the sesame powder mixed with salt then no need to add salt. If not add salt as per the taste). Remove from heat and serve with hot rice.

Healthy, tasty dish is ready to be served.