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Ridge Gourd Curry

Spicy curry made from Ridge guard

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 Ridge Guard
    • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
    • 2 tsp Mustard seeds
    • a pinch of Asafoetida (hing)
    • 3 tbsp Sambar powder
    • 3 tbsp Vangibath powder
    • 2 tbsp Peanut powder (Groundnut)(make coarse powder)
    • Salt to taste
    • 1/2 cup Water


    1. Remove the skin of Ridge Guard. Donot throw away the skin. You can make Chutney from it. Cut into 1 inch pieces.
      Again cut each piece into 4 pieces but dont cut completely till the end.
    2. In a bowl, mix Sambar powder, Vangibath Powder, Peanut powder & Salt.
    3. Fill the mixed Spice powder in between the cuts of the Ridge Guard pieces.
    4. Heat Oil in a kadai. Add Hing & Mustard seeds. When the seeds splutter, add the filled Pieces slowly & fry for a minute.
    5. Add Water, reduce the heat to Medium & cover a plate. Cook till tender. Keep checking in between & add more water if required. The gravy should be slightly thick.
    6. Adjust Salt & serve hot with Chapati, steamed Rice or Jolada Roti (Jowar Roti)