Chinese Okra curry/ Beerakaya curry/Ridge Gourd curry


Ridge Gourd is known by many other names. Ridge Gourd is known as 

beerakaya in telugu. Ridge gourd is popular and eaten as a vegetable in Asia.

Health Benefits of Ridge Gourd:

1.  Ridge Gourd has excellent cooling properties.

2. The Nutritional value of Ridge Gourd makes it suitable for maintaining 
    optimum health, weight lose.
3. Ridge Gourd has high in dietary fiber, vitamin C, riboflavin, Zinc, thiamin, 
    iron, magnesium and  manganese.
4. Ridge Gourd is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. 
Ingredients:

2  Ridge Gourds/Beerakayalu/ Chineese okras
2 Onions
2 Tomatoes
2 Garlic flakes
4 Green chillies
1 Red Chilly
1/2 tbs channa dal
1/2 tbs urad dal
1/2 tbs mustard
1/2 tbs cumin seeds
1/4 tbs turmeric
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder to taste
2 tbs Oil
4 -5 curry leaves

 

Preparation:

1. Wash and peel the ridge gourd skin and  chop it into 1/2 inch pieces.
2. Chop the onions, tomatoes, garlic and green chillies.
3. Heat oil in a pan. Add channa dal, urad dal, mustard, cumin, red chilly

    pieces. When mustard start splutter add curry leaves and fry for a min.
4. Add the chopped onions, garlic and green chillies fry till the onions turn into 

    light brown color.
5. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry till the tomatoes cook softly.
6. Add the ridge gourd pieces and mix well.
7. Add turmeric and salt. Cover to cook on medium flame for 10 min.
8. Finally add red chilly powder and cover to cook on medium flame for 5 min.
9. Ridge gourd curry is ready to serve with roti/chapathi /hot rice.


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