Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Janhi Bhaja (Ridge gourd sukhi bhaji)

Ridge gourd is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, high in dietary fibre, vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, thiamin, iron, magnesium and manganese. The nutritional value of gourd makes it suitable for maintaining optimum health, weight lose. It has excellent cooling properties. Today we r going to learn janhi bhaja in which Ridge gourd can be cut into slices & fried with some onions, salt and haldi......
So without  much ado lets starts the recipe......

 Fresh Ridge gourds- 200gm  (wash  ,peel & cut in round shape)
Mustard/cumin seeds -1tsp each
Red chillies 2-3
Haldi powder.
Mustard Oil 2-3tsp
Onion chopped 2-3 nos
Salt as per the taste

Heat Oil on a kadhai. Add Mustard Oil.Add cumin / mustard seeds let it crackle.Add red chillies.Then add chopped onions & saute it for 1 min.Then add  the Ridge gourds. Add Salt and haldi powder.Mix well & cover the lid for 5-7  min till they becomes soft.Remove the lid.Then stir the bhaja for another 3-5 minutes till the ridge gourds  turns to light brownish in colour..Your  janhi bhaja is ready. Serve it with any type of parathas/ roti/ rice.

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