Thursday, December 10, 2009

Beerakya Senagapappu Kura/ RidgeGourd with Channa Dal

Beerakaya/Ridge guard, this veggie is fav. of many, because of it's tender sweet taste. Cooking it with channa dal, coconut makes it more tasty, It's once of my personal favorites from my childhood.

Ingredients:

  • Beerakayalu/Ridge Gourd - 3(medium size, peel and cut to 1''pieces)
  • Senagapappu/Chana dal - 1cup(soak for 15min. in water)
  • Onion -1/4(roughly chopped)
  • Tomato -1(diced)

Masala Paste:

  • Coconut -1/4cup
  • Ginger root -1/2''piece
  • Garlic -2cloves
  • Dhania Powder - 1/2tsp
  • Cloves -2
  • Cinnamon -1/2''piece

Grind all the above ingredients to fine paste using required water.

For Seasoning:

  • Oil - 2tsp
    Mustard Seeds-1/4tsp
    Jeera-1/4tsp
    Turmeric Powder - pinch
    Curry Leaves - 4 to 5

Method:

  • Cook the soaked Channa dal(it should be totally cooked but not mushy) and keep it aside, preserve the channa boiled water. In a pan add oil, once it's hot add mustard, jeera, once they start to splutter add curry leaves, onions and fry till the onions are translucent, then add tomato, turmeric and fry for a min. then add the ground masala and fry for 5min., now add beerakaya/ridge gourd pieces, salt, cooked channa dal water, cover and cook till the ridge gourd is totally cooked, then add the boiled channa dal and cook for another 5min., or until the curry reaches the desired consistency( it should not be too watery or thick, see the above picture for the consistency). Serve it with rice or roti.

22 yummies:

SE(Denufood) said...

hey..same pinch...i too had prepared this..but i use toor dal..nice one..

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

my kind of comforting food dear..looks good

Padma said...

Just made this 2 days back ... looks yummy... love it with rice :)

Happy cook said...

I want to have this curry with plain rice. hmmmmmmmm yummy delicous.

Priya said...

I just love this combination..can have them with papads anytime..

Gulmohar said...

Awesome combo...my Hyderabadi friend used to prepare this...Now I can prepare it with your recipe..thanks :-)

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice one prasu,awesome click and seems very delicious

priya said...

looks so tempting and nice...very nice click!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Love your curry.

Shri said...

Excellent one!

kothiyavunu said...

Nice & tempting dal recipe..would love to have it with rice.:)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Hey Prasu, how are u da?
We call this as Peerkangai kadalai paruppu kootu. This is my all time favorite with puli kuzhambu. Looks excellent and tempting!

Sarah Naveen said...

nice click..curry looks so yummy..

Nandini said...

This is my fav and I think you are a big fan of ridge gourd. Next time when I buy ridge gourd I'm gonna jump into ur site for different recipes of ridge gourd:-)

Tina said...

Nice comb.....Curry sounds great...

AshKuku said...

Hey Prasu,

That's a new & different combo.....Looks good...

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

VENNILLA said...

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VENNILLA said...

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Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear prasu
This is so new for me!!! I normally use Ridge gourd in fish curry , or with posto and some mixed vege curry, all bong recipe.
I shall \make this one soon.
Have a nice weekend

Gouri Guha said...

Prasu, adding ridge gourd to chana dal is totally new to me. I can try it out sometime as chana dal is cooked frequently in my kitchen.

s said...

the addition of chana dal is new to me as well..will try this one out.will be delish with a bowl of hot steaming rice..

Anupama said...

Your spice combination is just intriguing... very nice :-)

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