Friday, May 29, 2009

Beerakaya Palu Posina Kura(Ridgegourd with Milk)

Ridge Gourd, this isone of the most popular vegetable in India, which comes under squash family......I do cook this vegetable in many ways, but this is my fav.,I enjoy it the most........(both cooking and eating)

Ingredients: 2lb.ridge gourds(peeled, chopped into small pieces), 1no.tomato diced(optional), 1tbsp.oil, ½tsp.mustard seeds, 4no.garlic cloves(crushed), 2springs curry leaves, 1no.onion(roughly chopped), chilli powder, ¼tsp.turmeric powder, ¼tsp. coriander powder, salt to taste, 2cups,milk(whole or 2%).

Heat oil in a pan, once it is hot add mustard seeds, let them splutter, then add the crushed garlic, curry leaves and stir fry for a min., then add chopped onions and saute the onions until they are soft, then add the chopped ridge gourd pieces, salt,turmeric powder and cook on medium heat by covering with lid for 10 min.or until the ridge gourd is tender, then add red chilli powder,coriander powder, mix well and then add the milk, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook until you get the desired consistency.......serve it hot with roties or rice.

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