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Gutti Beerakaya ~ Stuffed Ridgegourd

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Gutti Beerakaya

Ridge gourd is one of my favorite vegetables. I love the combination of flavors in today’s stuffed ridge gourd recipe. Nutty sesame seeds, coconut and tangy tamarind are the secret weapons that lend that perfect flavor to the curry. Those allergic to peanuts can substitute with melon seeds or cashew nuts. Serve along with warm rice for a filling and hearty meal.

Stuffed Ridge Gourd

Gutti Beerakaya Kura Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 45 mts

Serves: 4-5 persons

Cuisine: Andhra

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Ingredients:

300 gms ridge gourds (beerakaya), peeled, cut into 1 1/2″ pieces, make a + slit on top for stuffing

1 onion, finely chopped

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp mustard seeds

few curry leaves

1/2 tsp hing/inguva/asafoetida

1 1/4 tbsps tamarind paste

1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds powder

1 1/2 tbsps oil

chopped coriander leaves for garnish

For stuffing:

2 tbsps grated fresh coconut paste

2 tsps sambar powder

1/2 tsp saunf/aniseed powder

1 1/2 tsps green chili-ginger paste

1 tbsp roasted ground nut powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp grated jaggery (optional)

1 Take a tbsp of the paste and stuff each of the slit ridge gourd pieces.
2 Heat oil in a vessel, add the mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add the curry leaves and asafoetida and stir for a 5 seconds. Add the chopped onions and saute for 5 mts. Add the turmeric powder and mix. Place the stuffed ridge gourds in the pan and cook covered on medium heat.
3 After 4-5 mts, uncover the lid and turn the pieces so that they cook all over.
4 Cover and cook on low heat till the ridge gourds become soft. This could take about 16-17 minutes. Once in a while turn the ridge gourd pieces.
5 Add the tamarind paste and 1 1/2 cups of water and cook on low to medium flame for 15-20 mts. Sprinkle sesame seeds powder and mix.
6Turn off heat and serve with hot white steamed rice.

Gutti Beerakaya ~ Stuffed Ridgegourd Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Yield: 5
Main Ingredients: ridge gourd coconut sesame seeds

I love the combination of flavors in today’s stuffed ridge gourd recipe. Nutty sesame seeds, coconut and tangy tamarind are the secret weapons that lend that perfect flavor to the Gutti beerakaya curry. Those allergic to peanuts can substitute with melon seeds or cashew nuts.

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By • Jul 11th, 2011 • Category: All Recipes, Andhra Recipes, Indian Curry Recipes, Indian Vegan Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, Recipes Vegetable Dishes

  • http://kavithabhargav.blogspot.com Kavitha

    Wow… Looks great and tempting

  • http://www.asankhana.com Notyet100

    Still to try ridge gourd ,curry looks delicious

  • http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com Krithi

    Have tried eggplant and okra this way… Time to try ridgegourd.. thanks for the recipe

  • http://www.sunshineandsmile.com kankana

    This is very unique way to eating ridgegourd. Looks lovely and delicious.

  • Hema

    Hi Sailu,

    This dish looks great. I am a silent lurker of your site. I visit very often and have tried several dishes. I find your site very useful. The pictures look awesome too. Thanks a lot. Keep up the good work.

  • sarita

    Hi

    you must have peeled this very well
    the skin look so smooth
    did you cut off the ridges

    sarita

  • http://www.thecookingdoctor.co.uk Jehanne

    Hiya
    Came across your blog, and totally like it with so much variety in it, I am impressed! I am a new blogger so dont have much to offer yet, but pls fee free to visit, mine is a mix culinary of kerala, british and malaysian. I’m sure i’ll visit your blog again:-)

  • http://lazzat.blogspot.com rahin

    hi Sailu, have not been here for a looooooong time, the look of ur blog has changed , looks gud, n now my mouth is watring seeing the stuffed gourd , m gonna try it out asap :)

  • http://tastebuds-sanhita.blogspot.com/ Sanhita

    I tried this dish and it is awesome!!! I will post this on my blog. Please feel free to comment on it.
    Happy cooking!

  • Megha

    Hi Sailu,

    I love beearakaya in any form, but this recipe turned out too gud, thanks a lot!

  • naresh

    Super……….awasome curry….

  • Kvssailaja

    i have tried this recipe and my friends loved it.Thanks for the recipe

  • Kvssailaja

    i have tried this recipe and my friends loved it.Thanks for the recipe

  • Laasya

    i love your recipes.Best of luck.

  • aKASH

    i think u have failed in giving suggestion to retain the quality of the vegetable either by cooking or steaming retaining the texture of the vegetable is also important