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Ridge Gourd Curry | Ridge Gourd Curry Recipe


ridge gourd curry


Ridge gourd curry has a good match as a side dish with items like chapati and dosa. This vegetable is also known as, among others, towel gourd (another name in English), heerekayi (Kannada), beerakaya (Telugu), turai (Hindi) or peerakangai (Tamil). Ridge gourd is said to have medicinal properties too. Add the ridge gourd curry to your list of side dishes you like, for its traits.

Food Fact ridge gourd
Ridge gourd is rich in water, potassium, sodium and vitamin C.1

Because it contains large water content, in 100 grams of ridge gourd, 84.29 grams is water, this vegetable can work as a natural laxative.


If you want to make a curry in less time, this curry is a good choice, as the ridge gourd curry recipe needs only the common ingredients, except for sprouted moong.  And, as an icing on the cake, this recipe has a few and simple steps.

A special feature of this ridge curry recipe is it uses sprouted moong to make this side dish more nutritious.  Although you can make this curry without sprouted moong / moong, you may want to use it for its health benefits.

How to Sprout Moong?
sprout mung beans Sprouted moong or mung is said to have Vitamin A, B and C. For this reason, you may want to use the sprouted variety of moong.

Here are the steps to sprout mung beans.

Want to make the ridge gourd curry tastier? Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and coconut gratings. Add few drops of lemon juice and mix to further delight the taste buds.

how to make ridge gourd chutney Ridge gourd chutney is another fine, side dish for items like chawal ki roti and chapati.




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Ref: 1U. S. National Nutrient Database, ndb.nal.usda.gov




Servings:  3-4

Ingredients:

1.
Ridge gourd / towel gourd / heerekayi / peerakangai / turai / beerakaya, chopped, 2 cups
2. Sprouted moong, 1/4 cup
3. Oil 2-3 teaspoons or to taste
4. Mustard 1/4 teaspoon
5. Jeera / cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
6. Green chilies, chopped, 1-2 or to taste
7. Ginger, chopped, 1/2 teaspoon

ginger health benefits Ginger is a treasure trove of medicinal properties.

Know more about the Ginger Health Benefits in the blog.
8. Curry leaves 1 sprig
9. Onion, chopped, 1

onion health benefits
Are onions good for the health?

Yes. Read more about the Health Benefits of Onions in the blog.
10. Coconut gratings 1 tablespoon
11. Salt to taste
12. Lemon juice to taste
13. Garnishing: coriander leaves 




How to make Ridge Gourd Curry?


1. Peel the ridge of the ridge gourd with a peeler.

Scrape the skin thinly with a knife.

TIP
If you wish to make chutney from the ridge and skin of the ridge gourd, peel the ridge and skin with a peeler instead of knife.

Cut the ridge gourd into small pieces.

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2. Heat oil till it becomes hot. ridge gourd recipe s2
3. Add mustard and jeera.

Fry till the jeera turns golden brown.
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4. Add  green chilies, ginger, curry leaves and onion.




Fry till the onion becomes soft.

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5. Add ridge gourd and sprouted moong.




Mix.

Add a tablespoon of water and salt. Mix.




Cover and cook till the vegetable becomes just soft, while mixing intermittently.

NOTE
Because the water content in the ridge gourd is sufficient to cook it, there is no need to add water. However, if the vegetable and moong has not cooked properly, add extra water.
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6. Add coconut gratings, coriander leaves and lemon juice. 

TIP
Coconut gratings will spoil the curry after some time.

Thus, if you wish to keep the curry for a longer period, at room temperature, cook for a few more minutes, after adding the coconut.

Mix.
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7. Ridge gourd curry / heerekayi palya / peerakangai curry is ready.
ridge gourd curry final

TIPS Ridge Gourd Curry
1. Cut a small piece of the ridge gourd and taste it. If it is bitter discard the gourd.
2. If you find it difficult to cut a ridge gourd, discard it because the curry made from such a gourd will be difficult to chew.


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