Jhinge Chingri (Ridge Gourd with shrimp)


2 -3 large – Ridge Gourd(cut in medium pcs)
1 medium – Potato (cut in medium pcs)
250 gm – d-veined shrimp
1 medium – Onion (Sliced)
1/3 tsp – Onion seeds / kala zeera
1/2 tsp – sugar
3 Green chili – with a slit
1/2 tsp – ground turmeric
1 tsp – mustard oil
Salt to taste

Shrimp – To the d-veined and peeled raw shrimp, add 3/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder,mix well and leave it for 5 minutes.Then Fry the prawns in a little oil till it gets the red color and half cooked.
To the same pan, add 1 tbs oil and heat for about 30 seconds. Add the Onion seeds.
Allow the spices to crackle for a few seconds add onion cook till golden brown, now quickly add the Ridge Gourd & potatoes stir well.
Add salt ,turmeric ,sugar,green chillies & stir.
On low heat, cover with a tight lid & cook for about 20 minutes. Remove the lid & stir.cook till the gourd is soft. Once the gourd is cooked.Taste and adjust seasonings.
Saute on medium- high heat till almost all of the liquid is absorbed and the vegetable is moist.
Add the sauteed shrimp and stir.Cover with a lid and rest for 5 minutes so the shrimp finish cooking in the steam.
Serve hot with steamed rice.