Beerakaya/Ridge Gourd Rice


1 ridge gourd, peeled and cut into small pieces
1 cup cooked rice
1 onion, cut length-wise
3 tbsp sesame seeds
3-4 dried red chillies
3 green chillies, cut into small pieces
few curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
3 tbsp oil
few cashews
coriander leaves for garnishing

  1. Fry sesame seeds and red chillies without adding any oil until golden brown. Cool them and grind to powder.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add onion, green chillies, curry leaves and fry until onions turn brown.
  3. Add ridge gourd, salt, turmeric and cook on low flame until ridge gourd pieces turn soft.
  4. Add rice and the sesame, red chilli grounded powder.
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves and friend cashews.

Serve hot with plain yogurt or raita.

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