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Ridge Gourd with Garlic Powder

28 Jul

Beerakaya Velluli Karam.

Ridge gourd / turai is peeled and chopped up into big chunks. They are then cooked in oil and spices till cooked and finished with garlic spice mixture. Serve ridge gourd with garlic powdder over plain steamed rice or over roti. Check out Garlic Spice Mixture recipe.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Ridge Gourd with Garlic Powder.


Ridge Gourd 1 Large
Dalia Powder 1 tsp
Green Chile 1 (optional)
Garlic Spice Mixture 1 Tbsp
Turmeric Powder a Pinch
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 3
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 Tbsp

Method of preparation:

Remove skin, wash and chop the ridge gourd into small chunks (around 2 Cups).
Mix dalia powder with few tablespoons of water and keep aside.
Remove stem, wash and slice the green chile.

Heat oil in a pan, add all other talimpu ingredients in order.
when mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chile (if using), chopped ridge gourd and salt.
Fry for couple of seconds and cook covered on low flame till ridge gourd turns soft.
Stir in garlic spice mixture, dalia powder and turmeric powder and cook for a minute and remove from heat.
Serve ridge gourd with garlic powder over plain steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure ridge gourd is cooked thoroughly before removing the pan from heat.

Suggestions: If ridge gourd is not cooked well, put it back on heat and cook covered on low flame till done.
Variations: Diced onion can also be added along with ridge gourd. Check other ridge gourd recipes here.
Other Names: Ridge Gourd with Garlic Powder, Beerakaya Velluli Karam.