South Indian Spicy Kitchen

Simple And Different Kitchen Recipes

Ridge Gourd Curry

Ingredients

2 ridge gourd

10 small onions                                                                                                                         ridge gourd

4 teaspoons of oil

1 teaspoon black mustard seed

1 teaspoon urad dal

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon chilli powder

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon black pepper powder

salt as per requirement

Prerequisites

Peel the ridge gourd’s skin.Cut ridge gourd into medium sized pieces.

Also remove the onion’s skin and chop it into pieces.

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Few Tips

While purchasing ridge gourd, slightly pinch it and take out a very tiny piece of its flesh and taste it.Buy only those which tastes sweet.Curry made with sweet ridge gourds are only delicious.On the other hand if it is bitter then do not buy it.Because then the curry made will not taste good.

Also while cutting ridge gourd, chop it into medium sized pieces.Because while making curry, ridge gourds will let out plenty of water and shrink tremondously.So do not cut ridge gourd into small pieces.Then you will not find any piece in the curry.It will appear as if everything is dissolved.

Preparation of ridge gourd curry

  • Place the kadai(or a vessel which withstands prolonged heating) on the stove.
  • Add 4 teaspoons of oil to it.
  • Add 1 teaspoon black mustard seed to the oil.
  • When mustard seeds start to burst, add 1 teaspoon urad dal to the oil.
  • When urad dal turns golden brown, add the chopped onions and fry it for few minutes.
  • When onions turn golden brown, add the cut ridge gourd pieces to the kadai.
  • Do not add even a drop of water.Because ridge gourds will let out so much of water.
  • Now add 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon chilli powder and 1 teaspoon cumin powder to it.
  • Stir it well and close the kadai with a lid.Cook in medium flame for 15 minutes with the kadai closed with lid.Stir it at frequent intervals.

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  • Open the lid and see the curry.You will find that ridge gourd has let out water.
  • You will also find that the curry has shrunken to a small quantity than before.
  • Now add 1 teaspoon black pepper powder and salt to taste.
  • Keep cooking until there is no or very less water in the curry.

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Yummy yummy ridge gourd curry is ready.Have it for lunch.Generally children love ridge gourd curry because of its sweetness and softness.While preparing for children, you can reduce the spices used.

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Taste Ridge Gourd Curry and post in your views.

August 12, 2009 Posted by | Curry | | Leave a comment