Eggplant Ridge Gourd Curry

13 Apr

eggplant_ridgegourd
Beerakaya Vankaya Kura.

A fresh gravy is prepared with fried onion and whole spices. Ridge gourd / turai is chopped up along with baby eggplants. They are then cooked in freshly prepared gravy till soft. Serve eggplant ridge gourd curry with steamed rice.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Eggplant Ridge Gourd Curry.

Ingredients:

Ridge Gourd 1/2 Large Size
Baby Indian Eggplants 2
Green Chile 1
Onion 1 Small
Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Cashews 3
Salt to Taste
Oil 2 tsps

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Remove stem, wash and slice the green chile.
Remove skin, wash and roughly chop ridge gourd.
Remove stems, wash and chop eggplant into small pieces.
Peel and roughly chop the onion.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and urad dal.
Let mustard seeds start spluttering, add onion and green chile.
Add salt and fry till onion turns light golden brown.
Remove the mixture onto a bowl to cool it down to room temperature.
Grind onion mixture into smooth paste along with cashews.

Heat oil in a pan, add all other talimpu ingredients in order.
when mustard seeds start spluttering, add chopped ridge gourd, eggplant and salt.
Fry for couple of seconds and add the ground onion sauce.
Stir in a cup of water and cook covered on low flame till eggplant and ridge gourd turns soft.
Season with salt if necessary and remove from heat.
Serve eggplant ridge gourd curry with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure ridge gourd and eggplant is cooked thoroughly before removing the gravy from heat.

Suggestions: If eggplant or ridge gourd is not cooked well, put it back on heat and cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: Check other ridge gourd recipes here.
Other Names: Eggplant Ridge Gourd Curry, Beerakaya Vankaya Kura.

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3 Responses to “Eggplant Ridge Gourd Curry”

  1. Priya April 14, 2011 at 12:55 am #

    Very interesting combo,curry looks irresistible..

  2. thakur hima bindu singh April 15, 2011 at 4:44 am #

    zaikedar lag raha,let me try

  3. Hari Chandana April 20, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    Very delicious combination.. looks gr8.

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