Hi guys …..
After a series of pre-Diwali sweet and savory treats, after a super yummy 7 course meal on the eve of festival it is now time to be back with normal day to day cooking. The festival brought together the 4 families who belong to same region and we went crazy chatting, laughing, bursting few non-destructive crackers and then of course devoured an elaborated meal of 7 course. Diwali 2014 was a super duper fun all in all.
Do you use this green, long vegetable with ridges often in your cooking ? I mean the ridge gourd?? Then I know you would surely have experienced the bitterness of it? Some times the ridge gourd tend to be bitter though you choose them carefully from vegetable store. What you would do then?? Do you throw them straight in to dustbin??? THEN PLEASE WAIT. HOLD ON.
The outer skin of the ridge gourd would definitely be useful, it will not be bitter I bet. Peel the ridges or skin from the ridge gourd and you can make this mild spicy, tasty ridge gourd peel chutney. All it needs is roasting lentils, chillies and the skin, then grinding them together with tamarind, jaggery, salt and grated coconut. Yes…it is that simple. You can think of ridge gourd peel chutney powder if the peel is excessive in quantity.
Post-DIWALI day we had a simple meal of Rice, dal and ridge gourd peel chutney. It’s so comforting….