1/4 kg beerakaya/ridge gourds
3 slit green chillis
pinch of turmeric pwd
salt to taste
3/4 – 1 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
4-5 garlic flakes, crushed

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How to make ridge gourd fry

. Cut the ridge into half lengthwise and slice.
. Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add the cumin seeds and let them turn brown.
. Add the crushed garlic, green chillis and saute for 15-20 seconds.
. Add the sliced turai/beerakaya and turmeric pwd and let it cook without lid for 4 mts.
. Cook on medium heat for 6-7 minutes, constantly sauteing in between. Place lid, reduce to low flame and let it cook covered, approx 15 mts.
. Check in between. Add salt and combine.
. If it appears slightly watery, continue to cook till the water evaporates completely and stir fry on high for a half a mt and turn off heat.
. Serve hot with steamed rice or rotis.


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