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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Beerakaya (Ridge Gourd) Curry

Beerakaya or Ridge Gourd is one of the famous vegetables in south India. And also one of the most nutritional vegetable. If any one of you have problem of heated body then the best medicine is Ridge Gourd. It is also a good fibered vegetable.


  • Chopped Ridge Gourd 2 cups
  • Green Chillies 6-7
  • Pesara pappu (Moong Dal) 2 tbs
  • Chopped Onions 1/2 cup
  • Curry leaf
  • Corrainder or Cilantro
  • Cumin seeds
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water 1cups
  • Oil 3 tbs

  • Take a pan, add oil.
  • Once the oil gets heated up, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, Turmeric powder. After they splutter, add curry leafs and green chillies.
  • Now add onions and fry until light brown.
  • Now add chopped Ridge Gourd nd fry nicely and cover with a lid. Since it contains water no need to add water at start. Just before water gets drained, add water and cover with lid again.
  • When the curry is almost done, add moong dal and mix well.
  • After it is cooked, add salt and keep for 2mins.
  • After curry is done, place it in a bowl and garnish with cilantro.
  • Can be server with rice and chapathis
Preparation Time:
30mins for Preparation


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