Ridge gourd dal

If there could be any quick and easy fix for a busy day it would be this recipe. It is just absolutely delicious and easy to make.

One day my mom actually saw me just slicing the ridge gourd vertically and scooping the flesh out of it with a spoon, she was amazed by it with a sigh of relief and said 'well this is simple'. I never knew some people actually think peeling the ridge gourd skin as a tough job.  I've been doing like this ever since i started cooking ridge gourd. Believe me its way much easier and less wastage than using a peeler.

Preparation time : 5 mins

Cooking time : 10 mins

Waiting time : 5 mins


  • Tomato -1 finely chopped
  • Onion - 1 finely chopped
  • Ridge gourd - peeled and chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Green chilli - 2 sliced 
  • Salt - to taste

For Seasoning:

  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp



All you need for this is pressure cooker and you have your dish ready in

less than half hour


Heat the oil in pressure cooker and season with cumin seeds. Then goes in Onion, green chilli and ginger garlic paste. Toss it until the onions turn translucent. Then goes in the ridge gourd, saute it for couple of mins,

once its tender add salt, tomato,  moong dal and water (1:3). Pressure cook it until 3 whistles. Once the pressure goes off open and serve it hot phulka's or Jeera rice. Its as simple as that. 

Enjoy and happy cooking ! :)

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