Bharawa Dodaki

So here I am back with my second recipe ..I don’t like Dodaki (ridge gourd) much, but few days back gave it a try to cook in a different manner…So far I had only heard of barawa dodaki and never got chance to taste it..
Finally I decided to cook ridge gourd this way and it became instance favorite at home J and here is the recipe…

Barawa  Dodaki 
1. 1 cup grated fresh coconut 
2. ½ cup peanut powder 
3. 2 table spoon ginger garlic paste
4. ½ cup tamarind mixed with 2 table spoon jaggery 
5. 2 table spoon chili powder
6. 1 table spoon turmeric powder
7. 2 table spoon garam masala
8. 2 table spoon coriander powder
9. 4 table spoon oil
10. Rai, hing for tadaka
11. Salt for taste
12. 2 ridge gourd
13. Fresh coriander 

1. Heat 2 table spoon oil, add rai to it and let it crackle
2. Add hing
3. Add ginger garlic paste, stir well
4. Add peanut power
5. Once it changes color add turmeric powder, chili powder, garam masala, coriander powder and salt to it
6. Now add grated coconut and stir well for 2-3 minutes
7. Add tamarind, jaggery pulp and mix well
8. Let it cook for 5 minutes
9. Keep it aside to cool

10. Peel and cut ridge gourd in 3 cm cylindrical pieces. Now give 2 cuts in the center in a plus(+) form till ¾ of its length (Don’t cut it into 4 pieces)
11. Stuff the masala into the ridge gourd pieces and keep it aside
12. Now heat oil and add ridge gourd pieces stuffed  with masala
13. Add little water, cover the vessel and let ridge gourd cook
14. Gently stirring occasionally
15. When ridge gourde is cooked, add remaining masala and let it thicken till desired consistency

16. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander and enjoy bharawa dodaki (stuffed ridge gourd) with phulaka or rice or bhakari!!!