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Turai with Peanuts Powder

2 Aug

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Beerakaya Pallilu Karam.

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

Ingredients:

Ridge Gourd 1 Large
Onion 1 Small
Peanuts Powder 2 Tbsps
Green Chile 1 (optional)
Turmeric Powder a Pinch
Red Chili Powder a Pinch
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

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:

Peel and finely chop the onion.
Lightly scrape, wash and chop the ridge gourd into small chunks (around 2 Cups).
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), onion, chopped ridge gourd and a pinch of salt.
Fry for couple of seconds and cook covered on low flame till ridge gourd turns soft.
Stir in peanut spice powder, turmeric powder and cook covered for a minute and remove from heat.
Stir in red chili powder and serve ridge gourd with peanut 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: Check other ridge gourd recipes here.
Other Names: Ridge Gourd with Peanut Powder, Beerakaya Pallilu Karam.