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Jan 5, 2016

Ridge Gourd Milk Curry Recipe - Peerkangai Palu Curry Recipe - Beerakaya Paal Curry Recipe

This is my 4th post using ridge gourd, even though we buy ridge gourd often, i have never shared any recipes so far..So no worries few days back i picked 5 ridge gourd from my grocery shop, so you will be seeing so many peerkangai post soon..This dish has become my favourite sidedish..It takes just few mins to make..This taste great with rice or roti..Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves: 4


Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Curry leaves a sprig
Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
Green Chillies - 2 to 3 chopped finely

Ridge Gourd - 1 peeled and cubed
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Milk - 1.5 cup to 2 cup
Sesame Seeds - 1 tblspn


Dry roast sesame seeds and powder them in a blender. 

Heat oil in a pan, add in mustard, cumin, urad dal, curry leaves and let them sizzle.

Add in onions, chillies and saute well. Add salt and turmeric and mix well.

Now add in ridge gourd and mix well. Cover and simmer the flame and cook for 8 to 10 mins till it is cooked.

Now add in sesame seed powder and mix well.

Add in milk and mix well.

Simmer for few mins till it comes to a boil.



take your ridge gourd

peel them, dont throw the peel, you can make chutney..
check this link

cut it like this

slice them

chop them finely
Take all your ingredients

Take your sesame seeds

dry roast it in a dry pan

you can powder it in a blender..i used my mortar and pestle

set aside

in the same pan, heat some oil and add in the seasoning

add in curry leaves

add in onions, chillies

add in salt and turmeric powder

mix well

add in cubed ridge gourd

mix well

cover and simmer

now it is cooked

add in sesame powder

toss well

add in milk

mix well

bring it to a boil and turn off the heat



  1. Aarti, love your mortar and pestle....where did you buy it? If possible, kindly share.

  2. Hi, tried this dish, loved the taste but my curry curdled. How to make it look creamy like your curry


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