23 July, 2016
Dodkyhe Bhat aka Ridge Gourd RicePosted in : Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Cook Book Series, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Rice the Versatile Cereal and Its Uses, Ruchira, Simple and Healthy Vegetarian Diet in Old Age on by : ArchanaPotdar Tags: Dodkyhe Bhat, Rice, Ridge gourd, Ridge Gourd Rice, Versatile ways of using rice
One amazingly delicious meal with the healthiest vegetable was Dodkyhe Bhat /Ridge Gourd Rice !!!
Ridge gourd or Turai in Hindi is also known as Luffa acutangula, turiya, heerakai, dodka, Sponge gourd or Chinese Okra.
Ridge Gourd is a dark green and ridged vegetable. The outside ridged gourd is white spongy pulp inside the seeds are also white. Generally, the hard peel has to be de-skinned, then chopped and used for culinary purpose.
Ridge gourds are its low in cholesterol and saturated fats but high in vitamin C, dietary fibre, riboflavin, thiamin, zinc, iron, manganese and magnesium. Ridge gourd nutrition value makes it appropriate for weight loss programme.
Ridge gourd can be made in a variety of ways like they can be stuffed this curry goes well with rice and rotis. Ridge gourd can be added to sambhar, sliced and fried, made in a salad as it has a sweet taste.
So you are making ridge gourd now?
Wait don’t throw out the peels they can be made in chutney, a side in South Indian cuisine.
Today, however, I am writing about my find in the book “Ruchira” yes the age old book that is a treasure trove of traditional recipes. Join me in this delicious Dodkyhe Bhat or Ridge Gourd Rice. Trust me no one in the office came to know that my rice has another ingredient, Ridge Gourd!!
Linking it to my Rice and its Versatile uses.
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