Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Beerakaya (Ridge Gourd) Curry

  • Ridge Gourd- 1 large
  • Green chilies-2 chopped
  • Onion-1 chopped
  • Curry leaves-4
  • Turmeric- a pinch
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Oil-1/2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cilantro leaves -few to garnish
Cooking Procedure:
  • Peel the outer layer of the Vegetable and clean it with water and then cut in to small cubes.(Check the Bitterness of Vegetable)
  • Take a pressure Cooker or a vessel ,heat it with oil and add the Mustard and Cumin seeds.
  • When they starts popping add curryleaves,Turmeric.
  • Now add the Chopped Onions and Green chillies and let it cook for 3mins.
  • Add the Pieces of Beerakaya to the vessel/Cooker and adjust it by adding little salt and turn with a spatula.(Add little water only if neccessary)
  • Allow it to cook for 5mins by closing it with a lid or Allow for 1whistle in a pressure Cooker.
  • When the Curry is done have it in to a small bowl and garnish it with Cilantro leaves.
  • Serve hot with Rice.

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