Todays version of beerakaya/Ridge gourd curry is very simple and easy to cook. Drumsticks cooked in milk tastes yummy. I simply love the mild sweet flavor of this veggie when cooked in milk. This was one of the curry I loved since childhood and never made any fuss when it was cooked at home. In india this curry is cooked with lots of garlic and served for breast feeding mothers. Lets jump to the recipe.......
What we need ...
Beerakaya/Ridge gourd - 2
Drumsticks/mullakada - 1 (cut into 2 inch pieces)
Green chilies - 2 (Slit lengthwise)
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Cumin seeds/jeera - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
3. Add green chilies, red chillies and fry for a minute. Add cumin seeds and fry for another minute on medium flame. Throw in the onions, add salt and turmeric and fry till onions are soft and light brown.
4. Throw in the chopped onions, drumsticks, add turmeric, drumstick and fry them till light golden brown.
5. Add in ridge gourd pices, mix gently. cover and cook till soft on medium flame. About 6 to 8 minutes.
Note : The Onions that I get from the stores here are very big. I usually take care of giving an accurate measurement for the number of onions used in the posts that I blog but request the viewers to increase or decrease the quantity according to the gravy required.