Beerakaya/Ridge Gourd pappulapodi curry

2 Ridge gourd (Peel, wash and cut into small pieces)
1/4 cup pesara pappu/green gram
2 tbsp chopped coriander
1 small onion, cut into small pieces
salt to taste
1/4 tbsp turmeric

2 tbsp Pappula podi (Dalia powder)
4 curry leaves
1/4 tbsp mustard seeds
2 red chillies

Recipe for Pappula podi is at below link:


  1. In a bowl, add green gram and 1 cup water and microwave for 12 min or cook on stove till the lentil is soft but not mushy. Strain and keep aside
  2. In a pan, add oil and when it is hot, add red chilli, curry leaves, mustard seeds and fry till mustard seeds splutter
  3. Add onion pieces, ridge gourd pieces, salt and turmeric and still well and cook till ridge gourd pieces are half-soft
  4. Now add boiled green gram to the curry, stir well and cook on medium heat for 10 more min. Oil starts showing up on the sides of the pan. Now sprinkle pappula podi and mix the curry well and fry for not more than 2min and switch off the heat
  5. Garnish with coriander leaves
This curry goes well with white rice and roti

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