Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )

Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )

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Plain ridge gourd subzi gets transformed into a yummy dish with the addition of poppy seeds and chillies. Very little fat and loads of fibre make it perfect for mothers keen to lose their pregnancy kilos.

Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) recipe - How to make Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 1/2 tbsp powdered poppy seeds (khus-khus)
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
2 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
1/2 cup finely sliced onions
2 cups peeled and sliced ridge gourd (turai)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
salt to taste

Method
    Method
  1. Combine the poppy seeds powder and 1 tbsp of water in a bowl and mix well to make a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till they turn translucent.
  5. Add the ridge gourd, turmeric powder, chilli powder, green chillies and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring once in between.
  6. Add the poppy seed paste, salt and 3 tbsp of water mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for another 4 to 5 minutes, stirring once in between. Serve hot.
Nutrient values Per serving

Energy
53 calories
Protein
1.3 gm
Carbohydrates
4.1 gm
Fat
3.4 gm
Calcium
83.4 mg
Iron
0.9 mg
Fibre
0.5 gm

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