As a kid I only used to eat very few vegetables and one among them is Ridge gourd /Beerakaya(Telugu name). It can be prepared in different ways today I would like to prepare Ridge gourd Egg curry . I'm sure you will also love it.

Nutritional values:
Ridge gourd is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, high in dietary fibre, vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, thiamin, iron, magnesium and manganese. The nutritional value of gourd makes it suitable for maintaining optimum health, weight lose. It has excellent cooling properties.
This curry can be served as main course .
Ridge gourd - 4
Eggs - 4

Green chili - 2
Onion - 1 medium sized
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp(optional)
Coriander powder - 1/2tsp
Jeera seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 3tsp
Salt - as per taste
Red chili powder - 1/2tsp(according to taste)
Garlic - 3 to 4 pods(according to taste)
cilantro - 2tsp

1.Wash & peel off the Ridge gourd & a caution here just cut the edge of the Ridge gourd and taste it sometimes few of them tastes bitter.
2.Cut Ridge gourd,onion,green chillies,cilantro in to small pieces.
3.Take a pan heat oil add jeera seeds,green chillies,onions and saute them until onions turn golden brown.
4.Add Ridge gourd pieces and mix them . After 2 min add salt,garam masala and mix it well.
5.Cover the pan with lid and allow it to cook for 5-10 min.Stir it occasionally.
6.Once the Ridge gourd is 50% cooked then its time to add eggs.
7.Move all the ridge gourd to the edges of the pan the oil accumulates in the center now take eggs and break it directly in the pan so that the yoke doesn't separate.Sprinkle salt and chili powder on the egg and cover the pan with lid.
8.Cook it in medium flame for 5 min .Once the egg is cooked turn it gently the yoke shouldn't spread.Sprinkle salt ,chili powder and cover the pan with lid.
9.Leave it for 5 min and now check if the egg is
cooked completely . Now Mix the egg and the ridge gourd which is sitting towards the edges of the pan nicely and add salt or chili powder,coriander powder,finely chopped garlic if required and fry it for 5 more min add cilantro and turn off the heat.

Can be served with roti or rice . If served with rice Dal/Rasam/Sambar go well with this dish.


Hey chala baagunde.. yummy undi...

October 24, 2010 at 5:14 PM  

Thanks :) try it and lemme know !!

October 24, 2010 at 5:39 PM  

i made it... my eggs were a little mashed.. but the curry turned out awesome

October 31, 2010 at 10:41 PM  

awful piece of information, I had come to know about your blog from my friend vimal, mumbai,i have read atleast 13 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your blog gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i'm already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanks a million once again, Regards, beerakaya pachadi

May 13, 2014 at 8:42 AM  

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