|1||Ridgegourd[washed, peeled and chopped]|
|½||Onion [finely chopped]|
|1 T||Ginger garlic paste|
|Few fennel seeds|
|2 T||Dessicated cocout|
|Salt,water and oil as per need|
|1||Green chilly[slit opened]|
|Handfull of channa dal[kadalai paruppu]|
|Curry leaves and corriander leaves( for garnishing)|
|1 tsp||Garam masala (optional)|
1.Take a pressure cooker add oil, then add fennel seeds, onion, curry leaves, and saute well.
2.Once when onion turns translucent add ginger garlic paste, green chilly,turmeric, garam masala powder[optional] and saute well. Now add tomatoes and saute till it dissolves.
3.Add ridgegourd and mix thoroughly with salt.
4.Wash handfull of channa dal and add with ridgegourd and mix well .Add required amount of water to pressure cook the whole content.
5.Cook untill the dal is sligthly overcooked.If u r adding dessicated coconut, then add it before pressure cooking the content.Fresh grated coconut can be added once when the content is cooked and leave it on stove for about 5 minutes and turn off.Garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot.