Ridge Gourd Curry / Heerekai Palya

Healthy and Tasty Ridge Gourd curry (Heerekayi Palya / HireKayi Palya / HeereKai Palya) with a nice aroma of the ground dry masala. Thanks to one of my friends from whom I learnt this!!!!
Preparation Time
10 minutes
Cooking Time
30 minutes
2 people
Ridge Gourd
Green Chilli
Chana Dal
Desiccated Coconut
Cumin Seeds
Curry Leaves
1 Cup
1 Small
1 Small
1 Tbsp.
2 Tsps.
1 Tbsp.
1 inch
1-2 pods
A little
1.        Chop ridge gourd, onion and tomato separately into small pieces.
2.       Soak chana dal for 15-20 minutes.
3.       Take a pan and make a seasoning of mustard, urad dal and channa dal.
4.       To the seasoning on a medium to low flame add onion and stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
5.       Add chopped tomato stir fry for a couple of minutes.
6.       Now add ridge gourd and the soaked chana dal.
7.       Close the lid of the pan and let it cook for 5-6 minutes.
8.       In a small blender jar add the desiccated coconut, jeera, garlic and ginger piece and give it a rough grind.
9.       Add salt to taste and now add the ground mixture to the ridge gourd and give a good mix.
10.    Cover the lid and cook for 3-4 minutes more and switch off.
11.     Ridge gourds curry is ready, goes well with rice or chapatti.


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