Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Beerakaya tomato kura / Ridge guord tomato curry


Beerakaya / Ridge guord - 1large
Tomato - 2
Onion - 1big
Green chillies - 2
Vellulli karam / garlic chilli powder - 1tsp
Sambaru podi / curry powder -3/4tsp
Salt - 1tsp

For tempering :

Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Split black gram dal - 1tsp
Jeera - 1/2tsp
whole red chilly - 1
Oil - 1tbs

  • Wash and peel the ridge gourd (i only peel the ridges , not the whole green part)

  • Cut all the veggies to small pieces .

  • For tempering - Heat oil in a skillet on medium flame . Once oil is hot , add all the tempering ingredients (mustard seeds , split black gram , jeera , halfed red chilly) and fry until they pop.

  • Add chopped onions and saute till transperant. Add the chopped tomatos ,green clillies and cook it for 2 minutes .

  • Now add the chopped ridge guord , salt and stir it once . Cover it with lid and let it cook .(don't add water . by adding salt , ridge gourd will ooses its natural water )

  • Stir it once in a while until it is cooked .

  • When it is almost done , add the garlic chilly powder , curry powder and mix well .

  • Check for the final seasoning and let it cook for 1 minute and take it off from the flame .

  • Serve it with rice and ghee .

      - Garlic chilly powder can be substituted with red chilly powder.
      - Can use turmeric powder instead in curry powder .
      - If curry turns dry add little water while cooking .


  1. I loved the kadai! This veggie is one of my all time favorites!

  2. Loved that pictorial...never tried this combo...ridge gourd is one of my favourite...curry looks yummy....

  3. thanks for the comment mona.
    This kadai is from my mom and i do most of my cooking in this kadai .

  4. hi

    curry looks delicious and yummy and love the lots of pics..


    Joy Of Cooking

  5. This looks delicious and creamy. Do visit my blog when time permits http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

  6. Thank you Guntur traditions...I loved your curry....its so delicious.