Ridge gourd is rich in enzyme catalyse so here’s few way of using it . Ridge gourd dal is easy to make in instant pot. I used Masoor dal but you can use any dal. You can also use yellow split pea. But if you are at Indian store trying to buy ridge gourd then might as well buy dal.
Ridge gourd peel yes peel also is edible. Generally ppl seem to remove some hard peel and then make curry out of it separately or make chutney. So I made chutney . And used it as a spread on sandwich .
Chutneys are good to eat in stead of all those sugar, salt rich sauces , ketchup.
Do you know Indian “makhaniya” biscuit that we dunk in tea? Bati reminded me of it. Here you dunk it in dal. I have never tasted dal bati and this is the first time I made it so I don’t have anything to compare which is good.
Dal – I liked it since I love dal anyways and this dal was very simple to make. No sauté of onion , tomatoes which is a big plus . You can make in insta pot. Also this dal can be enjoyed with roti or any crusty wholesome bread like focaccia bread.
Bati- I used coconut oil instead of ghee. It’s made of whole wheat flour and really simple to make.