Ridge Gourd Skin Fry

24 Apr

Beera Pottu Vellulli Vepudu


Ridge Gourd 2
Garlic 10 cloves
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Tamarind 1/2 inch ball
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Salt to taste


Fenugreek Seeds 1 tbsp
Urad dal 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Thoroughly wash and scrape off the ridge gourd a little.
Peel a thick outer skin of ridge gourd.
Roughly chop the peels and grind it somewhat coarsely adding little water.
Remove stems, wash and slice green chiles.
Peel and halve the garlic pods if they are big.

Heat oil in a non stick pan, add fenugreek seeds.
When seeds turn golden brown, add all other talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds stop spluttering, add garlic pods and green chiles.
Pour 2 cups of water, tamarind, turmeric powder, salt and add coarsely ground ridge gourd skin.
Cook uncovered on medium flame until all the water gets evaporated.
Then stir fry until it dries a little.
Serve hot with steamed rice and ghee.

Notes: Normally this ridge gourd skin fry has lots of fenugreek seeds and garlic cloves. Reduce their amount if you like.

3 Responses to “Ridge Gourd Skin Fry”

  1. Bhavani Rao April 25, 2008 at 2:20 am #

    Hi Anusha,

    You can also make chutney with ridge gourd skin, same ingredients only difference is you fry all together and put it in the mixie to make the chutney and season it with talimpu ingredients, it goes well with idly, dosa and even plain rice.

    The recipe you had given is also good, I’ll definetly try.

  2. anusharaji April 30, 2008 at 11:23 am #

    chutney n this fry are my fav.
    i just realised that i didnt post the chutney recipe yet


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