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Friday, September 21, 2018

Torai chilke ki Sabji / तोरई के छिलके की सब्जी

Preparation time :- 10 minutes
Cooking time :- 10 minutes
Serves  :- 2

My family & I love the cooked peels of green vegetables such as bottle gourd, pumpkin, ridge gourd, etc. The peels of bottle gourd and pumpkin is usually hard in nature yet taste delicious once cooked. The peels of ridge gourd is soft in nature which is why they get cooked quickly and easily. These peels can be cooked with various ingredients and methods & here I'm sharing with you a simple method using minimal spices to cook a delicious meal of peels of ridge gourd. The peels of these vegetables are not only delicious but also healthy once cooked. However, from seed stage to harvesting and till they reach your kitchen, vegetables now days get treated with various chemicals, this please ensure to wash the peels properly with warm water before cooking.

Ingredients :-

  • 2 cup Ridge gourd peels/ torai ke chilke 
  • 1 tbsp chopped onion 
  • 1 tsp chopped green chili 
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic 
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder 
  • Salt as per taste 
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder 
  • 1/2 tsp fennel powder 
  • A pinch of heeng
  • 1 tbsp oil 

Method :-

  • Peel the Ridge gourd and wash the peels properly in running water. 
  • Cut them and keep aside. 
  • Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds let them crackle. 
  • Now add garlic stir two minutes,  add green chili, heeng and onion saute till translucent. 
  • Add turmeric powder,  red chili powder mix well,  add chopped peel mix well with spices, 
  • Lower the heat cover and cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Open the lid add salt,  mango powder and fennel powder stir and mix it well. 
  • Increase the heat and cook for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Switch off the gas. 
  • Serve hot with chapati,  paratha or dal chawal. 

Note :-

  • Do not cut the peel too thick.
  • Wash properly.
  • You can add lemon juice instead of mango powder. 
  • Add spices as per your taste.