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Feb 23, 2011

Ridge Gourd Curry / பீர்கங்காய் கறி

This is one of my Mom's recipe and my favorite too. My mom makes this curry very spicy and yummy. I just love this curry with hot white rice, too delicious combination. If u don't like ridge gourd, am sure if u try this recipe u will love it to the core. The addition of garlic, clove n cinnamon makes this curry very aromatic and rich. I love adding more garlic to this curry, if u don't like more just limit with 1 or 2. The recipe as follows...

  1. Ridgegourd    1 and 1/2 cup or 250gm(peeled and chopped)
  2. Onion      1big(finely chopped)
  3. Tomato     1-2 no.(finely chopped)
  4. Garlic    3-4 fat Cloves(minced )
  5. Curry leaves   few
  6. Chilli powder        2tsp or less
  7. Turmeric powder      1/4 tsp
  8. clove      2no.s
  9. Cinnamon stick      1/2" stick
  10. Mustard seeds     1/2 tsp
  11. Jeera seeds      1/4 tsp
  12. Fennel seeds      1/4 tsp
  13. Oil      2 tbsp or less
  • Heat oil in a kadai,add clove,cinnamon,mustard seeds allow to splutter,and add jeera and fennel seeds.
  • Then minced garlic and chopped onions,curry leaves fry well.
  • Saute until onion turns light golden brown.
  • then add chopped tomatoes saute well.
  • Once the tomato get mushy add chopped ridge gourd,turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Saute it nicely for 1-2 minutes and then add chilli powder and enough salt.
  • Mix well and saute in low medium heat for a minute.
  • Cook covered for about 7-8 minutes and for every 1-2minutes open and stir well.
  • No need to add water to this curry,the veg itself will ooze enough water to get it cooked or if u want sprinkle little water and cook.
  • Once the ridge gourd get cooked add some chopped cilantro/coriander leaves and turn off the heat.
  • This curry goes well with plain rice,curd rice,dosai and chapathi/rotis also.


  1. simple and nice recipe

  2. Never made a curry from ridge gourd, interesting


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