Ridge Gourd Peanut Curry | Beerakaya Palleela Kura | How to make Ridge Gourd Curry

25 mins Main Course

Ridge Gourd Peanut Curry | Beerakaya Palleela Kura | How to make Ridge Gourd Curry - Small changes made in preparing a curry make it interesting to eat.This Ridge Gourd Groundnut curry is one of them. It goes very well with Rice and Roti.

We generally consider Ridge Gourd as a vegetable eaten only when we are sick. Adding Groundnut and grated coconut makes it tasty .I learnt this recipe from my mother. We usually make it in this method. Here is a detailed recipe with images and a video.

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Ridge Gourd Peanut Curry | Beerakaya Palleela Kura | How to make Ridge Gourd Curry

Tips

  1. Check the taste of Ridge Gourd and cut them into medium sized pieces.Do not cut then very small ,as they tend to become a paste during cooking

  2. Tender Ridge Gourds are ideal to use

  3. Gourds do not need much oil to cook so just a little oil is enough

  4. Coconut and Groundnut make the curry mild and sweet, so add Chilli powder as per your choice

  5. Consume it fresh,as it may get spoilt quickly in summers

  6. Raw coconut tastes better than dry coconut

  7. Use less Salt and Spice,if you want to eat with Rotis

Ridge Gourd Peanut Curry | Beerakaya Palleela Kura | How to make Ridge Gourd Curry - Recipe Video

Ridge Gourd Peanut Curry | Beerakaya Palleela Kura | How to make Ridge Gourd Curry

Main Course | vegetarian
  • Prep Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Total Time 25 mins
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Bengal Gram (Roasted)
  • 1/4 Raw Coconut pieces
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2 Sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 Red Chilli
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • Asafoetida
  • 1 Onion (Medium sized chopped)
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • Salt - To taste
  • 1/2 Kg Ridge Gourd pieces
  • 150 ml Water
  • Coriander-one bunch

Instructions

  1. Make a fine paste of roasted Groundnuts and coconut.
  2. Heat some oil in a pan, add Mustard, Cumin, Red Chilli, Curry leaves, Asafoetida, Turmeric for seasoning.
  3. Add finely chopped Onions and fry.
  4. Now add Coriander powder, Salt, Chilli powder, water and fry it till the oil floats to the top.
  5. Add Ridge Gourd pieces and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add a little water, groundnut, coconut paste, mix well and leave it on a low flame for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Garnish it with chopped Coriander and remove it from fire and serve.

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Ridge Gourd Peanut Curry | Beerakaya Palleela Kura | How to make Ridge Gourd Curry