Ridge gourd -Turia with split mung Dal

This a basic easy recipe for the healthy meal. It is easy and quick and fulfilling.

Ingredients:

3-4  cups of washed,cubed turia or ridge gourd,
 1 cup split moong dal aka green gram washed and soaked  for two hours  
1 tsp lemon juice or you may use diced tomatoes
2 tbsp ground coriander (dhaniya powder) and cumin (Jeera) powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder or cayenne pepper 
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp fresh cut ground ginger
1 tsp green chili diced or paste or Cayenne pepper
salt to taste
Directions:

In a saucepan on medium heat add oil. 
Add cut turia and saute for two minutes.
Add soaked mung dal and stir.
Once it starts sizzling add all the spices (except lemon juice or tomatoes) and half a cup of water.
Mix it well. cover and let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
Stir occasionally.
Check to see if dal is cooked  by pressing a kernel between your thumb and forefingers.Once it is cooked dal will change color.
 Add lemon juice or cut tomatoes.

Tips: this recipe can be done as a semi liquid by adding a little more than 1/2 cup water and cook for 3-4 minutes more.

Enjoy with indian bread ( roti), Pita Bread, Tortilla, and rice.

Prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time:  10-12 minutes
Serves:  3-4
Level: very easy recipe
Recipe type: AO = Anti-Oxidant ,
 DF = Dairy Free
,GF = Gluten Free,
HF = High Fiber,
 HP = High Protein,
 J = Jain,
 LS = Low Sugar
 V = Vegan