Hesarubele Tovve is a curry prepared using split green gram with either Cucumber or Ridge gourd.
Time Required: 20 Minutes
2 Cups Hesarubele/Split Green Gram
1 Cucumber or Ridge Gourd
2 Green Chilies, Slit
Few Curry Leaves
Juice of 1 Lemon
2tbsp Chopped Coriander Leaves
1tsp Mustard Seeds
1tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
½ tsp Turmeric Powder
A pinch of Hing/Asafoetida (Optional)
Salt to taste
Chop Cucumber along with skin into big pieces. If Ridge Gourd is being used peel the rough edges and chop into big pieces. In a vessel add 4 cups of water, Hesarubele, Salt and Vegetables and cook until done. Add Green Chilies and Curry leaves and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Heat Oil and add Mustard seeds and when they splutter add Peppercorns, Cumin seeds, Turmeric Powder and Hing. Pour this seasoning over the tovve/curry and mix well. Remove to a serving bowl and add Lemon juice and Coriander leaves and serve hot Hesarubele Tovve with either plain Rice or Phulka or Chapathi.