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Ridge Gourd Onion Masala Curry

22 Jan

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Beerakaya Ullipaya Masala Kura.

Ridge gourd is peeled and chopped into chunks. Chopped ridge gourd is then slowly cooked in freshly ground masala having onion and spices. Serve ridge gourd onion masala curry with steamed rice.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Ridge Gourd Onion Masala Curry.

Ingredients:

Ridge Gourd 2 Long
Tomato 1 Small
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tsp

Masala:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Garlic 2 Cloves
Onion 1 Large

Method of preparation:

Peel, remove ends, wash and chop ridge gourd into small chunks (around 2 Cups).
Wash and chop tomato.
Peel and roughly chop the onion.
Peel and roughly chop garlic cloves
Grind onion, garlic, red chiles, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and salt into smooth paste using a spice blender.
Alternatively, use a mortar and pestle to grind the masala ingredients for best texture.

Heat oil in a pan, add ground masala paste and curry leaves.
Fry briefly for couple of seconds, stir in tomato, chopped ridge gourd, turmeric powder and salt.
Add few splashes of water and cook covered on low flame for around 10 minutes or until ridge gourd turns soft.
Once ridge gourd is cooked well, remove from heat and serve ridge gourd onion masala curry with steamed rice.
Notes: Make sure ridge gourd is cooked properly.

Suggestions: If onion or the ridge gourd is not cooked properly and still has the raw smell, cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: You can also check other ridge gourd recipes here.
Other Names: Ridge Gourd Onion Masala Curry, Beerakaya Ullipaya Masala Kura.