Beerakai & Methi (Ridge gourd & fenugreek leaves)

Beerakai & Methi (Ridge gourd & fenugreek leaves):

Beera kai                     250 gms
Onion                          1
Tomatoes                    2
Green chillies              2
Fenugreek leaves        ¼ cup
Red chillie powder      1 ½ tsp
Saffron powder           ½ tsp
Ginger garlic paste     1 tsp
Salt                              1 tsp or as per taste
Oil                               2 table spoons

Remove the thick ridge and the skin from the gourd, and cut it into pieces.  Take a pan or pressure cooker, heat the oil and add the finely chopped onion, and fry till light brown, add the green chillies  (slit), ginger garlic paste, saffron, chillie powder and fry it well, add the chopped gourd and mix it well, add the methi leaves and salt and fry it well till all the ingredients blend with the gourd, add the chopped tomatoes and then add a little water and pressure cook it for about 10 minutes.  Open the pressure lid and fry it till completely dry or according to required consistency.  Serve with hot rice or rotis. 
The same can be prepared with potatoes  (Alu & Methi)

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