Beerakaya Alshantha Kaya Koora ~ Ridge Gourd Fresh Black-Eyed Peas Curry

Beerakaya alshantha kaya koora is a classic Telangana dish from Karimnagar district. Beerakaya is ridge gourd and alshantha kaya is fresh black-eyed peas or cow peas. Beerakaya alshantha kaya is a common combination when alshantha kaya is in season. This curry is served with rice and also goes well with roti, Indian flat bread. Preparation […]

Beerakaya Royyala Koora ~ Ridge Gourd Shrimp Fry

Beerakaya royyala koora is a popular curry from coastal Andhra. It is prepared with both fresh and dried prawns. It is not a common preparation in Telangana and in my family circles, we do not cook non veg curries with vegetables, few vegetables being an exception. The exceptions being tomatoes, green bell peppers, some leafy […]

Ridge Gourd Egg Bhurji ~ Beerakaya Kodi Guddu Kura

For the second day of bhurji recipes, I have a ridge gourd egg bhurji. Initial plan was to cook this without egg. I wasn’t sure if there would be any takers for it and threw in a couple of eggs to camouflage the ridge gourd. Husband liked it and said he would not mind eating […]

Beerakaya Koora ~ Ridge Gourd Curry

Beerakaya in Telugu, turai in Hindi, ridge gourd or Chinese okra in English belongs to cucumber family. Beerakaya is harvested when very tender and ripe beerakaya is very fibrous. It is used as a scrubbing sponge. Tender beerakaya cooks very fast and shrink in quantity after cooking. The most common beerakaya preparation in my home […]

B&W Wednesday – Ridge Gourd Plant

Last weekend I went to Karimnagar to attend couple of parties. While I was there, we also visited my cousin’s farm house. He has vegetable patches and this picture is from his patch. Black & white ridge gourd plant or creeper is for Susan’s black & white Wednesday, a food photography event. This is the […]

Ridge Gourd Pigeon Peas Curry

Starting today, I am on a blogging marathon for the next seven days. This time around, I was not sure if I would be able to do the marathon but when I saw Valli’s announcement, I could not resist. Of all the themes she had, I contemplated between curry in a hurry under 30 minutes […]

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