Monday, October 28, 2013



It is a simple dish of ridge gourd (Turai in Hindi; Heerekai in Kannada, and Gossale in Konkani) cooked with tomato and onion, which is quick to make and goes well with phulkas or rotis. We make dishes from ridge gourd quite often, even making chutney out of the ridge gourd skin. Elsewhere in this blog you will find recipes for Ridge Gourd Peel ChutneyRidge Gourd Dosa, and Ridge Gourd Pepper Kootu.

I liked this recipe adapted from Chef Sanjay Thumma's Vah Re Vah.

  • Ridge Gourd , 250 gms
  • Chilli powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder, 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves, 1 sprig
  • Ginger-garlic paste, 1 tsp
  • Oil, 2 tsp
  • Medium sized Onions, chopped, 2
  • Tomato, 1
  • Turmeric, a pinch
  • Urad dal ( split black gram dal), 1 tbsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coriander leaves, chopped, to garnish 
Peel and cut the ridge gourd into small cubes.
Heat a little oil in a thick-bottomed pan, add urad dal, when it changes colour, add chopped onion and cook till it sweats, add salt and mix well.
Add ginger-garlic paste and turmeric powder, curry leaves, and chilli powder
Add the cut ridge gourd, mix it well and cook it on low flame by keeping it covered for about 10 minutes
When done, add the tomato, and coriander powder and cook for 2 minutes
Garnish with coriander leaves
Serve hot with phulkas or rotis.

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