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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I have a south Indian ridge gourd gravy for rice, but this one is totally different from that. This is ridge gourd gravy for chapati or rice but north Indian recipe. The recipe was shared by my friend Sangeeta, it is so very simple recipe wise. Simple ingredients. I loved this with roti a lot today. I will sure make this often just for myself as I have no idea how much Aj and Vj would love this. Only work in this is to peel off the skin and chop. You can do this ahead and the sabji will be ready easily. In Singapore wet markets, I have seen them selling peeled ridge gourd, you can try that too, if you live here.

Ridge gourd sabji recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch/ Dinner side dish
Prep Time: 20 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 3


Ridge gourd - 2

Onion - 2

Tomato - 2, large

Red chilli powder - 1 & 1/2 tsp

Garam masala powder - 3/4 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Kasoori methi - A generous pinch

Salt - As needed

Coriander leaves, chopped - 3 tblsp

Oil - 2 tblsp


  1. Peel off the skin of the ridge gourd and chop into small pieces.
  2. 2-chop
  3. Puree the tomato and keep aside. Chop onion finely as well.1-puree
  4. In a kadai, add oil, fry onion till golden in colour.3-fry
  5. Add pureed tomato, red chilli powder, turmeric, salt, kasoori methi and fry in medium flame, until oil separates. Cover while frying as it might splutter. Say 4- 5 minutes.4-fry
  6. Add chopped ridge gourd. Mix well.5-add
  7. Cook covered for 6 minutes in medium flame in between mixing once.6-cook
  8. Add garam masala powder and 1/2 cup water. Cook for further 8 minutes or until the vegetable gets cooked soft and blends well with the masala. Garnish with the coriander leaves.7-cook


    • I used 2 long ridge gourds for this.
    • The consistency is in slightly gravy side. Ridge gourd leaves water by itself, so 1/2 cup water is enough.
    • After adding water, you can cook covered for half the time and later simmer open.
    • Add red chilli powder as mentioned and Salt the gravy properly as ridge gourd is bland in taste.

Goes well with roti or rice – my friend told it goes well with yellow rice (Dal and rice cooked along with turmeric)

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  1. love this simple and healthy sabji..would taste heavenly with some ghee smeared roti!

  2. Simple and healthy subji ..

  3. I regularly try your recipes, from day to day menu to diwali bakshanams. This one is popular in Andhra. I prepared this yesterday. A variation is to add half cup soaked chena dal while cooking the ridgegourd. The ridgegourd tastes well if done only with fresh made cumin powder and chilli powder, another Telugu special curry.

  4. Easy sabji!!! Yeah it goes well with rotis..

  5. I do it almost the same way with channa dal...tastes heavenly with rotis...

  6. Good one !!
    Check out the recipe of ridge gourd peel which is healthy and tasty :)

  7. gravy looks awesome!!! bookmarking it....

  8. will it be good to make with ashgourd instead of ridgegourd?

  9. The texture itself attracts me more.. north indian gravies are always a hit combo with flat breads..

  10. i regularly try ur recipes...this one is simple n very tasty..thanks raks..

  11. simple n very tasty...thanks raks...


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