Sukkein literally means dry in Konkani. This is a dry preparation of Ridgegourd and Potato which goes well with Rice or Roti. Roasted Urad Dal/Split Black adds to the flavour of this dish.
- 200 gms Potatoes
- 300gms Ridge gourd
- 1/2 of a small coconut
- 1 tbsp Urad dal/Split Black Gram
- 10 roasted Red chillies
- 1tbsp tamarind paste.
- A small piece of jaggery( optional)
- 2 tbsps Coconut oil
- 1 tsp mustard
Deskin the potatoes, wash and cube them. Scrape the skin off the Ridgegourd and cube it too. Heat the coconut oil or any oil of your choice in a pan. Add a tsp of mustard and after it splutters add the chopped runner beans and ridge gourd. Add salt and enough water to cook it. Heat a tsp of oil and roast the Urad Dal to a rich golden brown. Grind together the coconut, roasted red chillies, urad dal and tamarind to a smooth paste. Add it to the cooked vegetables. Add some jaggery to taste. Mix thoroughly and simmer till the mixture becomes semi solid.