July 09, 2013

Ridge Gourd Fry (Beera kaya Eguru)

Ridge Gourd - 500 gms
Onion -1
Red Chillies - 4  (broken)
Green Chillies -4-5
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Garlic cloves - 7-8 (chopped)
Curry leaves -  few
Mustard & Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Channa dal - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1-2 tbsp


  • Peel and cut ridge gourd into small pieces. Finely chop onion and slit green chillies.
  • Heat oil in kadai, add red chillies, garlic, channa dal, cumin and mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Fry till mustard crackles.
  • Add chopped onion, green chillies and saute for one minute.
  • Add ridge gourd piece, salt and turmeric and cook till gourd pieces are tender and well cooked.
  • Remove and serve with rice.

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