Doodh Jhinge Curry Recipe (Ridge Gourd Cooked In Milk)
Easy to prepare curry recipe with ridge gourd and milk
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.
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- 500 grams Ridge Gourd , peeled & finely chopped
- 200 ml Milk
- 2 inch Ginger , grated
- 4 Green Chillies , slit
- 2 Dry red chillies
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 2 teaspoons Mustard oil
- 1 teaspoon Ghee
- 2 teaspoon Sugar
- Salt , to taste
Directions for 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. Saute till the tadka is covered.
Now add sugar and mix - this helps in retaining the color of the vegetable.
Add salt and ginger paste. Mix, cover and cook on a medium heat till the vegetable is cooked and the moisture is all dried up. You can stir in a couple of times to check on cooking and help it cook evenly.
Meanwhile, add a pinch of besan to the bowl of milk and stir well timm emulsified. This helps in keeping the milk from curdling.
Once the ridge gourd is cooked, add green chillies to the kadai and slowly add milk.
Continue to cook for about 5-7 minutes to allow the curry to thicken to the desired consistency. Check that the sugar and salt are just right, add a dollop of ghee and serve.
Doodh Jhinge Curry Recipe (Ridge Gourd Cooked In Milk) is part of the Beat The Heat With Summer Vegetables