Thursday 16 August 2012

Beerakaya Kura | Ridge Gourd Curry

Beerakaya Kura is a simple and delicious Andhra dish made with mild spices.  It tastes really good when taken with rice or rotis.

Beerakaya Kura, Ridge Gourd Curry


  • Beerakaya - 1/2 kg
  • Coconut - 1 cup - fresh grated
  • Red chilli - 1
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Dhaniya/Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Salt - As required
  • Oil

How To Prepare Beerakaya Kura:

  • Wash and scrape the skin from the beerakaya/ridge gourd and chop into small cubes.
  • Grind coarsely the following adding a little water -- grated coconut, garlic, turmeric, dhaniya powder and red chilli powder.
  • Heat oil in the kadai and add mustard seeds.  Once they start crackling, add the red chilli and curry leaves.  Then add the beerakaya pieces and fry them till they are half cooked.
  • Add the coarsely ground paste and salt and mix well.  Do not add water.
  • Fry in low flame till the gourd pieces becomes soft and remove from fire.
  • Serve with hot rice.  Tastes good with rotis too.


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Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

Lovely curry...neatly prepare.

Beena said...

Ridge gourd currie looks delicious

Treat and Trick said...

Looks so yum! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining in my blog, will be back to explore your beautiful space...

Rekha said...

looks very yummy and delicious curry..

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Looks healthy and tasty :-)


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radha said...

I like beerakaya with coconut masala and this looks delicious. I make something like this too

Vikis Kitchen said...

Very nice curry dear. Happy to follow you too.

Mélange said...

Yummy and flavorful version of ridge gourd..Nice meeting..Cheers.

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