Ivy Gourd-1 pound,finely cut lengthwise
Mustard seeds-1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds-1/2 teaspoon
Chana dal-2 table spoons
Urad dal-2 table spoons
Garlic-3 cloves finely chopped
Curry leaves-1 stem
Red chili powder-1-2 teaspoons depending on the spice level needed.
Salt to taste
1.In a pan heat some oil and on medium flame add Chana dal and Urad dal let them roast until slightly brown.
4.Add sliced Ivy gourd pieces, Salt and turmeric,Saute for 1 minute.Cover with lid and let it get cooked stirring in between every 2-3 minutes.
5.Once the pieces are cooked add Chili powder and 2 pinches of sugar, mix and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
You can omit the sugar if you like.Sugar just gives a nice caramelization that enhances the taste of ivy gourd.