This is a dry curry to which can be eaten with rice or rotis.
4 tbsp toor dal (tuvar dal/yellow pigeon pea)
2 cups chopped ridge gourd
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 green chillies slit length wise
salt to taste
grated coconut (optional)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp oil
a handful of curry leaves
In a pan add 1/2 cup of water, toor dal and turmeric and cook till its get soft on low heat. There will be very little water left.
In another pan temper with the given ingredients and add ridge gourd, greenchillies and salt. Cook without covering the pan on medium heat till the ridge gourd gets soft. Add the toor dal and cook for some more time till all the moisture gets dried up. Serve warm.