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
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)
Coriander leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste
- Peel off and chop ridge gourd into small pieces. Rinse them in cold water and set aside.
- Meanwhile, heat vegetable oil in a cooking pot on medium flame.
- Add mustard seeds and allow them to crackle. Then add cumin and a handful of curry leaves.
- Saute chopped onion until they turn transparent.
- Add in chopped tomatoes. Sprinkle some salt over it, cover and cook them on low-medium heat until they are soft and mushy.
- Add all the powdered spices – turmeric, red chili, cumin and coriander. Fry these for 30 seconds.
- Add rinsed ridge gourd pieces into the cooking pot and combine well.
- Cover and cook until ridge gourd on low-medium heat until it is softened and completely cooked. (This might take up to 15 minutes)
- Adjust salt if necessary at this point. Add tamarind extract if you like some tanginess in the curry and mix well.
- 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.
- 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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