Heerekai palya (Ridgegourd vegetable) recipeTweet
Ridgegourd vegetable is high in dietary fibre, iron and vitamin C. It is also called as turai in hindi or peerkangai in tamil. A simple and easy, but tasty recipe that goes well with rice and rotis.
- Ridgegourd - 4
- Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
- Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
- Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
- Garam masala powder - 1 teaspoon
- Sugar - 1 teaspoon
- Oil - 2 tablespoons
- Salt to taste
HOW TO MAKE HEEREKAI PALYA RECIPE Wash, peel and chop the vegetable into small pieces and set aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When it stops spluttering, add cumin seeds and fry for half a minute.
Add chopped ridgegourd, turmeric powder and salt and cook on a low flame with the pan covered with a lid.
Cook till all the water is absorbed by the vegetable.
Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder and sugar and mix well.
Cook for another 2 minutes.
Serve heerekai palya hot with roti or rice.
Note : Ridgegourd vegetable has got water content, so there is no need to add water while cooking this vegetable.