Friday, 24 August 2007

Jahni Alu Rye / Ridge-gourd in a Mustard Sauce


This was a brainchild of Laksmi of Veggie Cuisine
This is my entry for JFI Oriya Cooking. Swapna from Swad is hosting for this event.

Oriya cooking is very new to me, I bought Laxmi Parida's Purba: Feast from the East book, but I must admit I did not find it very useful. Despite the good reviews on Amazon, I found it very difficult to follow. In the end, I just googled and found this recipe. Reference at the end of the page.


Ingredients

2 medium sizes ridge gourds; peeled and sliced into half moon slices
1 tomato; chopped

6 small new potatoes; boil in their skin, and sliced in ½ inch rounds
1 onion; chopped fine
1 tablespoon mustard

1 teaspoon cumin seeds
4 garlic cloves
½ tspn coarsely ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt to taste


Method:

1. Mix the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper and garlic with a ½ cup water, and grind in food processer.

2. Heat the oil in a pan, fry the onion until golden brown

3. Add the ridge gourd and tomatoes. Mix well

4. Add the potatoes; mix

5. Add the mustard mixture and salt, mix well.

6. Cover and cook for about 15 minutes

7. Serve hot with chapatis or parathas.






I have adapted this recipe from this website

15 comments:

Asha said...

I didn't LOVE the Purba book either.Some of them sounded like south Indian dishes and some are so common.I chose a few and improvized it too.
Ridge gourd, I love in any dish.Looks delicious.
I just bought a Karnataka Cuisine book,same feeling like Purba.Oh well..should rely on ourselves!;D

Saju said...

or other blogs huh? Thanks for being the first to comment on my blog
You're right, there were some Rajestani and Gujrati recipes there too. - like Churma Ladoo

Kelly Mahoney said...

I haven't seen that cookbook, but this looks like it would be a yummy filling for my homemade tortillas.

bee said...

this version with tomatoes is unusual. i love ridge gourd cooked this way.

Arts said...

Thankfully I have no cookbooks! :)
Love this version of Jahni as well..
thanks for leaving a comment and leading me to ur blog!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

I love ridge gourds.....and this recipe looks good dear...will try out with rotis next time :-)

musical said...

Saju, the second picture is one classic! such a beautiful pellette of colors.


You know what Saju, i have no cookbooks, and i usually rely on friends and bloggers for authentic recipes, because i am always apprehensive about the authenticity in cookbooks and cooking shows. i like a few recipes from Oriya Nari and Puri onilne though. We need Oriya bloggers :).

Coffee said...

I always have a record of improvising any recipe taken from a book.... my hubby jokes that I can make a boook of my own this way :P

archana said...

The pictures look so lovely. the sabzi looks nice and tasty :)

Lia said...

i love chapati, the vegetables looks yum, really iam going to try this soon ;) thanks

Cynthia said...

My mom would love this dish. Looks appetizing, Saju.

Sharmi said...

very delicious and simple. looks so nice. I have heard of that book. seems real worth.

Vcuisine said...

Another recipe for ridgegourd. Sounds interesting Saju. Viji

Priyanka said...

Saju, the jahni alu-rye sounds great... a different way of making the sabzi.. we usually make it pretty plain with just the tadka:)

Padma said...

We make this often when ever we want an easy and wuick meal with ridge-gourd..

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