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 it again.
Here, I grated ridge gourd but it can also be cut into small cubes. In fact, when growing up my mom use to make ridge gourd egg curry with chopped gourd. Since I wanted a bhurji texture, I grated the gourd in my food processor. I shall share the eggless version of this recipe very soon.
Cooking Time: 20 - 25 minutes
- 1 medium sized (330gms) Ridge Gourd, peeled and grated (1 heap cup when grated)
- 2 ½ - 3 tablespoon Oil
- 1 small Onion slices or ½ cup sliced Onion
- 3 green chilies chopped
- 1 tsp. Ginger Garlic paste
- 1 tsp. Coriander Powder
- ½ tsp. Chili Powder (adjust to taste)
- ½ tsp. Salt (adjust to taste and I felt I could have added another pinch)
- Turmeric Powder pinch
- 2 Eggs
- Cilantro to garnish
- Wash and peel ridge gourd. Cut the gourd into big pieces and grate it in a food processor using a grating blade.
- Heat oil and sauté onions.
- Add green chilies, ginger garlic paste and sauté until raw smell of the ginger is gone.
- Add coriander powder, chili powder, salt, turmeric and stir.
- Add ridge gourd and sauté until the moisture evaporates. Reduce the flame and continue cooking until the ridge gourd is cooked and lightly fried.
- Break the eggs in a bowl, lightly beat and add it to ridge gourd.
- Stir immediately to scramble the eggs.
- Continuing cooking until the eggs are cooked.
- Turn of the fire, garnish with cilantro and serve with rice or roti or any Indian flat bread.
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Sarala Naidu says
Hi , I also add eggs to grated cauliflower Palya , cabbage Palya , snake guard Palya and drumstick leaves Palya , tastes yummmm . Please try it . Sauté onions , green chillies, add any of the vegetable, cook until done , add eggs ( lightly beaten ) cook and serve
Will try it next time, Sarala. Thanks!!
That's quite a combination Usha..never thought of ridge gourd with egg..very nice..
ruchi indu says
very nice presentation. and the combination sounds very interesting..
Adding ridgegourd to egg bhurji is a nice and healthy twist. Sounds delicious.
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
I never knew that we could add a vegetable like ridge gourd to egg bhurji! Looks good.
Never heard of this combo. But since I don't eat eggs, I cannot really say much on this.
The combination of gourd and eggs sounds very interesting.
Wow I doubt if I could have given the ridge gourd such an amazing makeover. Its delicious but will wait for your eggless version.
Ridge gourd with eggs looks wonderful.
Priya Suresh says
Excellent dish, wonderful way to sneak ridge gourd this way.. loving it.
Eggs kind of make everything better. Even ridge gourd 😀 ( I shouldn't complain because I happen to like it, unlike the rest of the crowd in my place).
Never heard this combo.Bookmarking it.
Suma Gandlur says
The combo of ridge gourd and egg sounds interesting.