Pala Beerakaya Curry is a curry prepared by ridge gourd and milk. It is generally prepared in Andhra Pradesh (southern part of India). Ridge gourd (beerakaya) is very healthy vegetable as it is low in fats and high in dietary fibre. So it becomes ideal choice for anyone who wishes to lose some weight. In this recipe, if you want you can also add little sugar. It goes very well with roti or ragi sankati.
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
- 4 tsp oil
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp chana dal (bengal gram dal)
- 1/2 tsp urad dal
- Few curry leaves
- 1 red chili
- 2 garlic pods
- 1 chopped onion
- 5 chopped green chilies
- 1 cup chopped ridge gourd/beerakaya
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- 1 cup milk
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and fry them for few seconds, then add chana dal, urad dal, curry leaves and red chili and fry them for a minute.
Now add onions, green chilies, crushed garlic and fry them until the onions becomes soft.
Then add ridge gourd, salt, turmeric powder and mix well and cover the lid and let it cook for 5-10 mins.
When the ridge gourd becomes soft then add milk and mix well.
Cook it for another 10 mins in medium flame. Serve hot.
You can serve Pala Beerakaya Curry with rice, roti or ragi sankati.