January 11, 2014

BEERAKAYA BATANI KURA (RIDGE GOURD WITH GREEN PEAS)

Ingredients:
Ridge gourd - 500 gm
Green peas - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 
Green chillies - 2
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste 
Mustard & cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Channa dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves -  1 tbsp (chopped)
Oil - 2 tsp

Method:

  • Peel and cut ridge gourd into small pieces. Finely chop onion and slit green chillies.
  • Heat oil in pressure cooker, add cumin, mustard, channa dal, curry leaves. Fry till mustard crackles.
  • Add chopped onion, green chillies and fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add green peas, gourd pieces, salt, turmeric and chilli powder.Cook in medium flame for 2 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and close the lid.
  • Cook up to 2-3 whistles. Switch off the flame.
  • Open the lid, add coriander leaves and cook till water evaporates.
  • Serve hot with rice or chapati.


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