Beerakaya Fry |

Beerakaya means Ridge gourd and beerakaya fry is generally prepared in Andhra Pradesh. It is very rich in fiber and high in beta carotene which is good for eyes. It is also used in skin care treatments. In this recipe I have added fried gram dal and coconut powder, which gives awesome flavour to it.

Beerakaya Fry

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Serves: 2


Beerakaya Fry Ingredients

Beerakaya Fry Ingredients

  • 4-5 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp chana dal
  • 2 red chilies
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 200 gms ridge gourd
  • 3 garlic pods
  • 5″ dry coconut
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tsp fried gram dal


Beerakaya Fry

Beerakaya Fry

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, let them splutter. Then add chana dal, urad dal, red chilies, curry leaves and fry them for a minute.

Now add onion and fry them until they become transculent. Add ridge gourd, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and cover the lid for 5-10 mins and let it cook at medium flame.

Meanwhile grind garlic, coconut, red chili powder and fried gram dal to a fine powder.

When the ridge gourd is tender, add the prepared powder and mix well, then cook for 2 more mins at low flame. It is now ready to serve.

Serving Instructions

You can serve Beerakaya Fry with rice. It also goes well with chapati.

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