BM #93 Week 4 Day 1 -

This week I shall present some mini everyday thalis from my bookmarks. The first one is Ridge gourd with sesame and milk. This version of Ridge gourd sabji won our hearts and I have made this several times since then.

The same procedure can be used to cook Snake gourd, Bottle gourd, Chow Chow etc.

I served this curry with rice, tomato dal, pickle, yogurt and sooji halwa as part of a weekend mini thali. I just realized that I have not posted the tomato dal which I make at home very frequently. Also note that the whole thali has no onion and no garlic.

Ingredients - 

Beerakaya / Ridge Gourd peeled and cubed 4 cups
Salt and Turmeric as needed
Milk 1/4 cup
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry Leaves few)
Roast and Grind -
Sesame Seeds 1 Tbsp
Red Chilies 2-3 (or more as per need)
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Coconut powder 1 Tbsp

Method Of Preparation -

Roast and grind the ingredients listed under 'Roast and Grind' and set aside.

Wash, peel and chop the ridge gourd and set aside.

In a heated wok/pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning. After the dals are brown and the mustard seeds pop, add the chopped ridge gourd, sprinkle turmeric, mix well and cover.

Let the ridge gourd cook well for about 7-8 minutes depending on whether ridge gourd is tender or not.

After the ridge gourd is cooked, add the sesame powder which was set aside, salt and milk.

Let the whole mixture cook well. Cover and let it simmer for a few minutes.

Remove from heat and serve with rice or roti.


Preparation Time 25 minutes
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, October 24, 2018


  1. Must be a comforting curry for a simple lunch.Never tried beeraaka with sesame seeds,looks creamy.

  2. Rafeeda AR Says:
  3. Very simple to make, and looks so delicious too!

  4. Srivalli Says:
  5. Such simple and easy to make dishes surely brighten our weekend lunches. This beerakaya kura is similar to that beerakaya paala kura? I am not familiar with that cuisine...the ingredient combination sounds very interesting Harini.

  6. The sesame must add a wonderful flavour. The mini thali looks fabulous Harini.

  7. Suma Gandlur Says:
  8. Need to try this nuvvula podi version for the paala koora. Sounds interesting.

  9. Pavani Says:
  10. That is one simply delicious looking thali Harini. Beerakaya nuvvula kura sounds interesting and yummy. Will try your version next time I buy ridge gourd.

  11. Unknown Says:
  12. That sounds so interesting, adding sesame with ridge gourd. And its so simple to make for a lunch.

  13. code2cook Says:
  14. such a yummy platter without onion and garlic. sometimes having such comfort food is all we need. simply mouthwaterting looking at this thali.

  15. Anonymous Says:
  16. Beerakaya and nuvvulu, wow its been years i had this combination. Looks delicious.

  17. Nutty flavor of sesame would have augmented the taste of this simple curry. Mini thali looks good

  18. Priya Suresh Says:
  19. Such a flavourful koora dish na, havent tried beerakaya with nuvvula, my grandma makes something similiar but with peanuts. Delicious dish.

  20. Oh wow! That is a great kootu recipe. I do not know too many dishes to make with peerkangai. I am bookmarking this to make soon.

  21. this is one vegetable I am yet to embrace - I tried it once and did not like it but I think I may not have prepared it properly so I am willing to try it again before I totally write it off

  22. preeti garg Says:
  23. Very interesting and healthy recipe with rice.

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