Friday, November 19, 2010

Beerakaya podi Kura (Ridge gourd curry)

This is a dry curry to which can be eaten with rice or rotis.
4 tbsp toor dal (tuvar dal/yellow pigeon pea)
2 cups chopped ridge gourd
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 green chillies slit length wise
salt to taste
grated coconut (optional)
for tempering
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp oil
a handful of curry leaves
In a pan add 1/2 cup of water, toor dal and turmeric and cook till its get soft on low heat. There will be very little water left.
In another pan temper with the given ingredients and add ridge gourd, greenchillies and salt. Cook without covering the pan on medium heat till the ridge gourd gets soft. Add the toor dal and cook for some more time till all the moisture gets dried up. Serve warm.


Harini said...

very simple yet delicious accompaniment to rice!

Unknown said...

Loving the picture.

Rajani said...

I love beerakayi too, nice recipe

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Priya Suresh said...

Delicious curry, looks wonderful..

Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Beerakaya curry looks very very tasty

Hari Chandana P said...

I too make this recipe.. yours looks absolutely perfect and delicious.. Chala bagundi.. thanks for sharing !!

Nitha said...

My fav...