Ridge Gourd Curry

Ridge gourd is a commonly used vegetable in Indian cuisine. It’s has various health benefits and is rich in dietary fibre. Ridge gourd curry is a simple dish that is prepared using ridge gourd as the main vegetable along with other vegetables and some Indian spices. It is usually served along with rotis, chapatis, or as a side dish along with steamed rice and plain toor dal for lunch and dinner. Continue reading if you want to know how to make this delicious curry.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2


2 medium-sized ridge gourd
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin
3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 large tomato, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon powdered turmeric
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 tablespoon tamarind extract(Optional)
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste

  1. Peel off and chop ridge gourd into small pieces. Rinse them in cold water and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil in a cooking pot on medium flame.
  3. Add mustard seeds and allow them to crackle. Then add cumin and a handful of curry leaves.
  4. Saute chopped onion until they turn transparent.
  5. Add in chopped tomatoes. Sprinkle some salt over it, cover and cook them on low-medium heat until they are soft and mushy.
  6. Add all the powdered spices – turmeric, red chili, cumin and coriander. Fry these for 30 seconds.
  7. Add rinsed ridge gourd pieces into the cooking pot and combine well.
  8. Cover and cook until ridge gourd on low-medium heat until it is softened and completely cooked. (This might take up to 15 minutes)
  9. Adjust salt if necessary at this point. Add tamarind extract if you like some tanginess in the curry and mix well.
  10. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve this healthy and delicious ridge gourd curry with chapatis, rotis, or as a side dish along with steamed rice and dal.
Ridge gourd curry
  • Tweak the quantity of each ingredient as per your taste and preference.
  • This curry can be stored in refrigerator for a day and reheated before use.

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  1. I’m not familiar with this vegetable, but it sure looks good!


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