Doodh Jhinge Curry Recipe-Ridge Gourd Cooked In Milk
Easy to prepare curry recipe with ridge gourd and milk and minimal spices is a great summer recipe which is light on the tummy and yet satisfying. Make and serve with phulka or rice.
Doodh Jhinge Curry Recipe is the Ridge Gourds Cooked In Milk and tempered with mustard seeds, flavoured with ginger and spiked with spicy green chillies. Ridge gourd peel that is not used in this recipe can later be used to prepare Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney instead of discarding it.
Did you know: Ridge gourd has many nutritional benefits as it is loaded with fibers, vitamins, and minerals. From Ayurvedic point of view, ridge gourd increases vata and kapha, but it cools down and pacifies the dosha pitta in the body.
Since the ridge gourd is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, it is the ideal diet for those who are looking for weight loss. Ridge gourd is also said to have blood purifying properties. The juice prepared from ridge gourd is said be be a natural remedy for jaundice. The juice can be prepared by pounding the bitter ridge gourd and squeezing it through a cloth. You can also eat powder made from bitter ridge gourd seeds and dry crusts when curing jaundice.
If you like this recipe, try more recipes like
- 500 grams Ridge Gourd (Turai/ Peerkangai) , peeled & finely chopped
- 200 ml Milk
- 2 inch Ginger , grated
- 4 Green Chillies , slit
- 2 Dry Red Chillies
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 2 teaspoons Mustard oil
- 1 teaspoon Ghee
- 2 teaspoon Sugar
- Salt , to taste
How to make Doodh Jhinge Curry Recipe-Ridge Gourd Cooked In Milk
To begin making Doodh Jhinge Curry Recipe (Ridge Gourd Cooked In Milk), peel the ridge gourds, cut into half, and then chop well.
In a kadai, heat oil, once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and allow them to crackle.
Immediately add the whole dry red chillies and saute for a few more seconds.
Add in the chopped ridge gourd. Mix well to combine.
Now add sugar and mix - this helps in retaining the color of the vegetable.
Add salt and ginger paste. Saute for a minute and cover and cook on a medium heat till the vegetable is cooked and the moisture is all dried up. You can stir the vegetables a couple of times to help it cook evenly.
Meanwhile, add a pinch of besan to the bowl of milk and stir well. This helps in keeping the milk from curdling.
Once the ridge gourd is cooked, add green chillies to the kadai and slowly add milk. stir well to combine and bring the Doodh Jhinge Curry to a brisk boil.
Reduce the flame and continue to cook for about 5-7 minutes to allow the curry to thicken to the desired consistency. Check that the sugar and salt and adjust to suit your taste, add a dollop of ghee and turn off the heat.
Transfer Doodh Jhinge Curry to a bowl and serve.
Doodh Jhinge Curry Recipe-Ridge Gourd Cooked In Milk is part of the Beat The Heat With Summer Vegetables