Moms Kitchen - Andhra Recipes

Moms Kitchen - Andhra Recipes

April 16, 2007

Beerakaya-Nuvvulu koora (Ridge gourd-Sesame seeds Curry)

This is a simple quick and easy dish prepared with ridge gourd. I love the mild sweet taste of this veggie when cooked, and has been my all time favourite.

We need ...

Ridge gourd - 1

sesame seeds -1 cup

Dried Red chillies - 4

Green chillies - 3 (slit lenghtwise)

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Coriander leaves - 1 small bunch

Onions - 2 medium size (cut lengthwise)

Turmeric - 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil - 2 tbsps

How to....

1. Peel the skin of ridge gourd and cut them to small cubes.

2. Heat a tava, fry sesame seeds and dried red chillies on medium flame without oil till the seeds turn to light golden brown in color. Turn of the flame and allow to cool.

3. Grind the sesame seeds and dried red chillies to coarse powder and set aside. Left over powder after cooking this curry can be stored in an airtight container for further use.

4. Heat oil in in a kadhai, add green chillies fry for few seconds, add curry leaves followed by onions and turmeric. Allow the onions to turn to golden brown.

5. Add ridge gourd cubes, salt to taste and allow to cook on low flame with lid covered till the ridge gourd pieces turn soft. Once soft remove the lid and allow to cook on medium flame for about 3 mts.
6. Add 3 tbsps of ground sesame-redchillie powder mix well and garnish with coriander leaves.
7. Serve hot with rice and papad.

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At May 11, 2007 at 12:30 PM , Blogger kavitha said...

i want to share similiar recipe using Capsicum (Green bell Peppers) and soy chunks(meal maker) instead of Beerakaya.

At May 13, 2007 at 10:04 AM , Blogger Sowjanya said...

Hi kavtiha,

That would be gr8 if you can post the recipe to my mail id.

At December 6, 2008 at 11:44 AM , Blogger vijaya lakshmi said...

hi sowjanya....this is yummy....thanks for the recipe..n wil try soon


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