In my entire family,no one is fond of dudhi,never had it as a kid also,as my mom never made any dish using dudhi….But one fine day,I tasted dudhi bahji in one of my colleagues tiffin for first time ever,and just loved it…thanks to his wife Ms Rashni Menkudale,I got the recipe and tried it out…
2 cups Dudhi (Bottle Gourd) deskinned and chopped into small pieces.
2 tbsp Yellow Moong Dal.(skinless)
1 big Onion chopped finely.
1 tsp Ginger -Garlic paste.
1/2 tsp Rai
1/2 tsp Jeera.
1/8 tsp Asafoetida.
1 tsp Chilli powder.
5 Curry leaves.
1/2 tsp Dhana-Jeera powder.
1/4 tsp Haldi powder.
1 tbsp Oil.
Salt to taste.
Chopped Coriander leaves (Optional)
Heat oil in a Kadhai,make tempering by adding rai,jeera,asafoetida and curry leaves.
Once it splutter, add chopped onion and ginger garlic paste and stir fry till pinkish brown.
Add chilli powder,haldi,dhana jeera powder and mix well.
Add washed yellow moong dal and chopped doodhi,add salt and mix well.
Sprinkle little water,cover and cook on medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes.
Add little water if required.
Garnish with chopped corriander leaves and serve hot with Phulka or Chapati.
Happy Cooking !!!