Jeera Jhinga (ridge Gourd With Cumin Tempering)
This recipe is my all time favourite green vegetable side dish. Ridge gourd has a very high content of water and this makes it a perfect vegetable during summer in India. The taste is a bit sweeter due to natural sweetness of the ridge gourd and onions. You can add the tempering of Whole red chili to make it little spicy.
It is advisable to taste the ridge gourd before cooking as some ridge gourd are bitter in taste. You can simply chop off the head and bite into the flesh if it is bitter then throw off the ridge gourd or otherwise if it is sweet, then go ahead and cook it.