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Monday, July 28, 2008

Heerekayi Tove / Ridge Gourd Tove

Ingredients:
2 medium sized Ridge Gourd / Heerekayi
2 - 3 Green Chillies
1/4 tsp of Turmeric powder
1 1/2 cup cooked Yellow Lentils / Thogari Bele / Toor Dal
1 - 2 tsp fresh Lemon Juice
1 - 2 tsp grated Coconut
3 - 4 Coriander Leaves
5 - 6 Curry Leaves
Salt to taste
1/4 Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
Big pinch of Asafetida powder / Hingu
1 tsp Ghee

Recipe:
Peel the outer skin of ridge gourd and chop it into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below. Cut the green chillies into 2 halves.

Put chopped ridge gourd, green chillies, salt, turmeric powder and water in a vessel and cook them well.

Once the ridge gourd is cooked properly, add cooked yellow lentils and bring them to boil. Add grated coconut and keep the Tove in low flame for about 3-4 mins and stir it. Add chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice and mix them well. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and ghee in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add asafetida powder, curry leaves, keep it for few seconds and then add it to tove. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice/Chapathi.

8 comments:

Lankesh Devalapura said...

hmm super I tried it.. it was really good..

thanks for sharing

Lankesh Devalapura said...

oh super recipe ri thank you..very much.. inmele will follow your style.. of adige.....

thanks...

Ruchi Ruchi Adige said...

Thanks :-)

Chandrika said...

Veni. I made a heerekai bajji (chutney) and was wondering what to do with the rest of the heerekai. Tried this out. Was super!

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Madamescientist said...

Thank you for bringing back memories of Bangalore/Mangalore cooking. I found a healthy specimen of ridge gourd in my Indian grocery store in Maryland and I'm making the heerekayi tove now .. it looks good already. Keep it up!

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Elite Investor said...

Thanks for posting:)

Bhaskar

Shilpa Chandan said...

Excellent, tasty recipe, thanks a lot! My husband LOVED it!!!