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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Ridge guard / Beerakaya / Heerekai stir fry


Vegetables from the gourd family are extremely advantageous through the health perspective. There are actually various types of gourds cultivated around the world. In India, the frequently ingested ones are bitter gourds, bottle gourds, ridge gourds, and also snake gourds. It’s really a dark green, ridged vegetable possessing white pulp along with white seeds baked into its soft flesh. It is extremely fibrous to consume. Ridge gourd is quite lower in saturated fats as well as calories. It really is abundant with dietary fiber, vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, thiamin, iron, as well as magnesium. For more information Click  http://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/health-benefits-of-ridge-gourd/

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Ingredients for Ridge guard / Beerakaya / Heerekai  stir fry:

Fresh Ridge guard – 2
Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp or to taste
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Salt – to taste
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 dry red chillis
1tsp bengal gram dal/channa dal/senaga pappu
1tsp split black gram dal/urad dal/minappapu

To prepare Ridge guard / Beerakaya / Heerekai  stir fry:

1.First wash Ridge gourd and peel off the sharp edges of the skin and cut into small pieces.
2. Heat olive oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and once they splutter, add the cumin seeds, red chillies, channa dal and urad dal, once the dal turns red, add the ginger garlicpaste, and curry leaves and saute for half a minute.
3. Add the Ridge guard and fry till 70 % cooked then add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. Fry for few seconds. Close a lid and cook on low flame till the Ridge guard become soft or your desired consistency.
5. Tasty Ridge guard  stir fry is ready. Serve hot with rice or Chapati.

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