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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Janhi Choppa Patua

Cooking Time Required: 15 mins
Cost of Preparation: 15-20 Rupees

Ingredients: Ridgegourd/ Janhi peels( 1 cup ), potato ( 1 no., medium ), mustard oil ( 2 tsp ), salt ( 1/5 tsp ), turmeric ( 1/5 tsp ), green chilli ( 2 nos ), garlic pods ( 6 nos ), mustard seeds ( 2/3 tsp ).

Preparation: Grind the mustard seeds. Add the ridgegourd peels along with the green
chilli, half of the garlic pods and a pinch of salt. Grind into a fine paste.

Cut the potato into thin strips.

Cooking: Heat 1 tsp oil in a wok. Add the potato and fry lightly for 2 mins.

Add the ridgegourd peel paste along with turmeric, salt to taste, remaining mustard oil and crushed garlic flakes. Mix well and add 1/3 cup water.

Cook with lid covered. Remove from fire once the potatoes and cooked and the raw smell of the ridgegourd peels goes off. ( Takes abt 7-8 mins )

Serve with white rice.

Alternately the raw potato pieces can be mixed with the peels paste along with salt, turmeric, oil and crushed garlic; wrapped in a banana leaf and cooked in a microwave/oven. Avoid adding any extra water.


  1. Very delicious and tempting recipe..

  2. you used the peels ? I never realised that they can be used..... Have a nice day

  3. Dear AOF
    How are you? Here after a long time, dont have much internet access from Algeria and missing the recipes and Indian food. I like this recipe ..I think I shall send it to my wife, she will make it.
    Bhala thiba

  4. Very new. We use ridge gourd peel for making chutney. This sounds delicious. Will try it out one day.


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