Here is a low calorie option with ridge gourd, which is healthy, refreshing as well as soothing in this summer season. This particular Tambli is prepared by grinding tossed ridge gourd with fresh grated coconut and mixing in buttermilk and it doesn’t need boiling. You can savour this like an appetiser or mixing with piping hot rice .It has healing properties and is very good for the digestive system. Recently I tasted this curry at my sister in laws place and just loved this.
How to prepare this:
Ridge gourd – 6” with skin
Cumin – ½ tsp
Black pepper – 5
Bird eye chilli – 2
Ghee – 1 tsp
Coconut – ½ cup
Butter milk – ½ cup
Seasoning: ghee – ½ Tsp, cumin – ½ tsp, curry leaves – 1 spring.
-Chop ridge gourd with skin intact.
-take 1 tsp of ghee in a small kadai. When it is hot, add jeera, pepper and bird eye chilli. If you don’t have bird eye chillies, instead you can use half green chilli and roast. Then add chopped ridge gourd and fry until it wilts.
– Now take out all these fried items and cool.
-Grind this into smooth paste by adding coconut, salt and little water.
-remove this into a vessel, add buttermilk, and adjust the consistency by adding little water if needed.
-Consistency should be like normal milk.
– Add seasoning by heating ghee, cumin and curry leaves.
– Enjoy this with hot rice.