|Beerakaya Paalu Koora|
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 3 tsp
Chopped Beerakaya / Ridge gourd - 1 long
( I have used Nethi beerakaya /Loofah today)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp heaped
( dry roast till it splutters,cool and dry powder)
Chopped onion - 1/4
Slit green chillies - 4
Chopped garlic - 1
Milk - 1 cup
Curry and coriander leaves for garnish
Heat oil in a pan and temper it with above ingredients.
Now add the onion,garlic,green chillies and few curry leaves saute for a minute.
Add the beerakaya,salt and turmeric powder fry in low flame till the vegetable are cooked.
Reduce the flame add the powdered sesame seeds and hot milk,once milk is added cook it in low flame to avoid curdling.
Cook till the curry is thick switch off the stove and garnish with curry and coriander leaves.
Best served as side dish for plain rice.
a) If using regular ridge gourd then scrape out the skin then cut into small cubes and cook.
b)Once milk is added reduce flame and cook it in low flame otherwise the milk will split/curdle.
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