Beerakaya, also known as Ridge gourd or Turai in Hindi, is a widely used vegetable in Indian cooking. It is a low calorie vegetable that's abundant in dietary fiber and enriched with all the vital elements. The beerakaya vegetable can be prepared in various ways across different cuisines. One of the most popular is a simple stir-fry, often served with roti or rice. This vegetable is highly versatile and blends well with a variety of spices, enabling you to prepare it in various appetizing ways.
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Peel off the skin of the Beerakaya vegetable and chop into small pieces.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped onions, green chillies and garlic. Saute till the onions turn soft and light brown.
Add the chopped Ridge gourd, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix all the ingredients well.
Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook on medium heat for about 10-12 minutes.
Once the Ridge gourd becomes soft, add the grated coconut and mix.
Cook for another 5 minutes with the lid on.
Serve the Beerakaya vegetable dish hot with roti or rice.