Ridge Gourd with Tomato

16 Jun

Beerakaya Tomato Kura


Ridge Gourd 1 small
Tomatoes 3 small
Green Chiles 2
Garlic 3 pods
Ginger 1 inch piece
Red Chile Powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder 1 tbsp
Cumin Powder 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Salt to taste


Urad Dal 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash, peel and chop ridge gourd into 1 inch pieces (app. 2 cups).
Wash and chop tomatoes.
Remove stems, wash and slit green chiles.
Peel and crush the garlic pods.
Peel and finely chop ginger.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal changes color, add green chiles, garlic and garlic.
After a few seconds, add ridge gourd pieces, chopped tomato, red chile powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Cook covered on medium flame until ridge gourd turns soft.
Add little water if required.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

Notes: Garnish with fresh cilantro if you wish.

3 Responses to “Ridge Gourd with Tomato”

  1. Asha June 16, 2008 at 8:46 am #

    We went to Indian store last weekend and bought some RG too. Looks great Anusha!:)

  2. dheera June 16, 2008 at 9:30 am #

    Raji,really appreciate ur great interest in sharing variety of new recipes. Thank you.


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