Saturday, September 8, 2012

Stuffed ridge gourd/gutti beerakaya kura

Recipe by Preethi baliga

This is the most hot favourite recipe of andhra pradesh...Gutti beerakaya kura /stuffed ridge gourd masala has got rich flavour of peanut and sesame seed and perfect blend of spices.Believe me its very tempting and mouthwatering dish goes well with plain hot rice and dal.
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 15-20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
  • 3 Medium sized ridge gourd
  • 1tsp Cumin seed/jeera
  • 1tsp Black gram dal
  • 3tsp tamarind pulp
  • 1tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2tbsp Peanut oil/any other veg oil
  • 1/2tsp Asafoetida/hing
  • 1 spring Curry leaves
  • 2tbsp grated coconut
  • 4-5 red chillies
  • 1tbsp Peanuts
  • 2-3 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1tbsp sesame seeds( white)
  • 2tsp sambar powder
  • 1/2tsp turmeric powder
Cooking Directions
  • Peel the ridgegourd and cut into 21/2 inch pieces.
  • Now take each pieces and 2 slits in the middle leaving i centimetre from the bottom.
  • Dry roast all the stuffing ingredients till coconut changes to light brown colour.Let it cool for a while then grind it to smooth paste without adding much water

Now stuff all the pieces with this paste.
Take a shallow frying pan add oil in and heat.In that add mustard,fenugreek,black gram dal and asafoetida and saute for a second,Then add curry leaves.
Now its time to add our stuffed ridge gourd pieces.close it with a lid and cook on low flame for 5-6mins.
After 5-6 minutes,uncover the lid and turn the pieces so that they cook all over.
Now add the tamarind pulp and sprinkle some water if the masala is too dry and cook further 4-5 mins till masala is well roasted.
Serve hot with rice or roti ( i prefer it with jowar rotti/bhakri )