Ridge gourd and green gram kootu/gravy (ZERO Oil)
Ridge gourd known as Erekayi (Kannada) or Beerakaya (Telugu) or Turai (Hindi) or Luffa (in other countries) is a dark green vegetable which is ridged on outside with white fibrous pulp inside.
It is highly recommended by health experts and doctors for its medicinal properties. Ridge-gourd is good for stomach and effective in reducing constipation, purifies blood, cures jaundice, beneficial for diabetics due to the existence of insulin, aids weight loss due to its low saturated fat content, possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-biotic properties, strengthens immune system, excellent for skin care and is utilized in making loofah sponge which is used as a body scrub.
Mung beans are also high in fibre, low in saturated fat, low in sodium, and contain no cholesterol. Because of the wide range of nutrients contained in mung beans, they offer a whole host of health benefits for the immune system, the metabolism, the heart and other organs, cell growth, protection against free radicals, and diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
So combination of ridge gourd will be packed with fiber and protein.
Makes: 4 servings
Cooking time: 20-25mins
Preparation time: 20mins