Beerakaya Vepudu – Ridge gourd Stir fry


I am a ridge gourd aka beerakaya fan. For our meal today, I made this utterly flavorful unassuming stir fry where the ridge gourd’s subtle, sweet flavor paired beautifully with garlic infused tempering and spices. Makes a decent side with rice and rotis.

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Turai Stir Fry with rice and papad

Beerakaya Vepudu Recipe

Preparation: 30 mts

Serves: 3-4 persons

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Ingredients:

1/4 kg beerakaya/ridge gourds

1 finely chopped onion

3 slit green chillis

pinch of turmeric pwd

1/2 tsp red chilli pwd

large pinch of coriander pwd

pinch of roasted methi pwd

salt to taste

3/4 – 1 tbsp oil

For poppu/tadka/seasoning:

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

1/4 tsp cumin seeds

4-5 garlic flakes, crushed

8-10 fresh curry leaves

1 Cut the ridge into half lengthwise and slice. Finely slice onions.
2 Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add the mustard seeds and as they splutter, add the cumin seeds and let them turn brown. Add the crushed garlic, green chillis and curry leaves and saute for 15-20 seconds.
3 Add the sliced onions and saute for 3-4 mts. Add the sliced turai and turmeric pwd and let it cook without lid for 4 mts.
4 Cook on medium heat for 6-7 minutes, constantly sauteing in between. Place lid, reduce to low flame and let it cook covered, approx 15 mts. Check in between. Add chilli pwd, coriander pwd, roasted methi pwd and salt and combine.
5 If it appears slightly watery, continue to cook till the water evaporates completely and stir fry on high for a half a mt and turn off heat.
6 Serve hot with steamed rice or rotis.

Beerakaya Vepudu – Ridge gourd Stir fry

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I can never resist beerakaya aka turai. For our meal today, I made this utterly flavorful unassuming stir fry where the ridge gourd’s subtle, sweet flavor paired beautifully with garlic infused tempering and spices. Makes a decent side with rice and rotis.

Sailu

I'm a food blogger, food photographer and organic gardener based out of India. I enjoy cooking for my family using fresh produce from my vegetable garden and farmer's market. I love to try out various cuisines and perfect my cooking skills. I believe that hard work, self-discipline, and a positive attitude cannot help but reap a harvest of fantastic results. Say hello and join me on Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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15 Responses

  1. shailaja says:

    hi sailu,
    am a regular silent visitor to ur site and tried many of ur recipes. they are simple and tasty. (with a difference from the routine). today’s recipe is superb (i can eat beerakaya in any cooked form). Enjoyed ur beerakaya nuvvula stir fry. am sure going to try this. Its a great job that ur doing.
    thanks
    shailaja

  2. niru says:

    Hi, Can you publish recipes using soya bean

    Thanks in Advance

  3. deepa says:

    Hi Sailu,

    I am a little new to cooking ridge-gourd. Should we peel of the skin, and also the insides while chopping?

    Thanks in advance!
    Deepa

    Peel the skin lightly. If the seeds are too mature, remove them. Try to use tender ridge gourd with soft seeds. If soft seeds, no need to remove seeds.

  4. lubna karim says:

    Wow simple yet delightful recipe….

  5. Kalyani says:

    fry looks delicious sailu …….

  6. Kalai says:

    Have never tried making ridge gourd this way. Sounds awesome, Sailu akka! :)

  7. Hi . This is my first comment in your blog. I also love ridge ground very much. I make this with poppy seeds. Yours looks yummy. Will try next time.

  8. Mallika says:

    Mmmm Sailu, lovely summer recipe. Reminds me of the Bengali sabzis I used to eat at home. Hope you’re well? Sorry I’ve been missing in action for so long.

  9. Rajini says:

    Hello Sailu,

    I am a frequent visitor to your website. I tried Beerakaya Vepudu today for lunch, and it was very tasty with rice, drumstick sambar and curd. Thanks for this recipe.. my husband liked it very much.

    – Rajini

  10. Bharathi says:

    Hi Sailu gaaru,

    I learnt a lot from your website and receive so many compliments for your recipes. Thank you so much :-) . Keep rocking.

    Bye!!!!!!!!

  11. pcn says:

    Hi sailu. I am a great fan of your blog. And whatever I tried as per your recipes the result came out awesome. Your recipes are so much helpful for us. Thanx. Take care.
    Keep blogging.

  12. pcn says:

    Hi sailu. I am a great fan of your blog. And whatever I tried as per your recipes the result came out awesome. Your recipes are so much helpful for us. Thanx. Take care.
    Keep blogging.

  13. pcn says:

    Hi sailu. I am a great fan of your blog. And whatever I tried as per your recipes the result came out awesome. Your recipes are so much helpful for us. Thanx. Take care.
    Keep blogging.

  14. pcn says:

    Hi sailu. I am a great fan of your blog. And whatever I tried as per your recipes the result came out awesome. Your recipes are so much helpful for us. Thanx. Take care.
    Keep blogging.

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