Jan 26, 2009

BEERAKAYA PAKODI KURA (RIDGE GOURD AND CASHEW PAKODI CURRY)




Ridge gourd (Beerakaya) --- 1/2 kg 500 gms
Onion ---- 1 big
Green chilies --- 4
Oil -- 1 tab sp
Mustard seeds --- 1/2 tea sp
cumin seeds -- 1 tea sp
Chana dal -- 1 tea sp
urad dal --- 1 tea sp
red chilies -- 2 broken
Curry leaves a few
Ginger, garlic paste -- 1 tea sp
Cashew nut pakodi --- 10 - 15
Garam masala -- 1/4 tea sp
Turmeric -- 1/2 tea sp
Red chili powder --- 12 tea sp
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves -- 1 tab sp
Milk --- 1/4 cup
METHOD:----
Peel, wash and chop ridge gourd in to small pieces, peel,wash and chop onion very finely and chop green chilies too.
Broke pakodi in to small pieces and keep a side.
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds and let them popup then add chana dal, urad dal, red chilies, cumin seeds and then curry leaves and fry for few sec. and add chopped onion and green chilies and fry till onion become soft.
Now add chopped ridge gourd, salt to taste , turmeric, red chili powder and ginger garlic paste mix well and add pakodi pieces mix one more time, cover and cook till ridge gourd become soft and curry become dry.
Now add milk and stir till again it become dry then add garam masala and chopped corinder leaves mix well and remove from fire and serve.
Enjoy this curry as a side dish for rice and sambar or rasam and also with roti s
You can use any other pakodi s for this curry

14 comments:

Adlak's tiny world said...

kura chala baha undhi rekha.. i will make kootu with this ridge gourd...

Asha said...

like Punjabi Pakodi Kahdi, sans kadhi! Good one! :)

Trupti said...

ridge gourd & cashew what a combination ..curry looks very delicious

Priya said...

WOw this curry looks great rekha...tempting one!!

Ann said...

thats a great version to check.I have some ridge gourd laying in fridge..

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely crispy tasty...yumyum

Shama Nagarajan said...

curry is different dear.....

notyet100 said...

u alwys come up wid different recipes,,..:-)

DEESHA said...

looks sooo yummy, the curry .. good one Rekha

Pavithra Kodical said...

This is dish is new to me..Sounds interesting.

Curry Leaf said...

You enhanced the curry adding pakodis.lovely

Andhra Flavors said...

ohh birakayaa tho kota recipe. chala diff combo.

Jaishree said...

curry looks very different N delicious good one rekha:)

vidhas said...

different curry Rekha. I make subzi and thogiyal with this.