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Monday, November 23, 2009

Heerekayi Menthe Soppu Palya

2 medium sized Ridge Gourd / Heerekayi
1/2 bunch of Fenugreek leaves / Menthe soppu
1/2 medium sized Onion
1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
2-3 Green Chillies
5-6 Curry leaves
4-5 Coriander leaves
Pinch of Turmeric powder
1/2 - 3/4 tsp Coriander seed powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Black Gram seeds
2 tsp Oil

Clean, wash the fenugreek leaves and keep them aside. Peel the ridge gourds and cut them into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below. Chop fenugreek leaves and onion into small pieces. Cut green chillies into two halves.

Put mustard seeds, black gram seeds, cumin seeds, oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add ginger garlic paste and fry them for about 1 min. Add chopped onion, chopped green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder, pinch of salt and fry them for about 3-4 mins in medium flame. Add chopped fenugreek leaves and fry them fro about 3-4 mins. Add chopped ridge gourd, coriander powder, salt and mix them well. Cook this mixture in medium flame for about 15-20 mins by covering a lid.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot. It goes well with Chapathi. I tried this recipe from vahrehvah. Thanks Sanjay for this recipe.

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