Ridge gourd skin 3 (ridge gourd or beerakaya)
Chana dal or Senaga papu 2 teaspoons
Urad dal or Menapa papu 2 teaspoons
Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon
Jeera or Cumin ½ teaspoon
Red chilies 5
Ginger ½ inch piece
Green chili 2 (Adjust accordingly)
Hing 2 pinches
Oil 3 teaspoons or 1 table spoon
Salt as needed
1. Cook the ridge gourd skin in cooker and keep it aside. Cut tomatoes and heat a pan add 1 teaspoon of oil and add the tomato pieces to it. After they are cooked add the cooked ridge gourd skin.
2. Heat a pan and add 2 teaspoons of oil after is heated add chana dal, urad dal, jeera, mustard seeds,hing and red chillies until the urad and chana dal turn their color and mustard seed splutter.
3. In a mixie or grinder grind the tadka. Add the tomato and beerakaya thokku, green chilies, ginger, tamarind and salt adding little water.