Delightful recipe: Ridge gourd vegetable/Gonsaale upkari

Upkari, is a stir fried vegetable dish.


Ridge Gourd (chopped) – 3 cups
Red Chillies – 2
Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves – 5-6 leaves
Milk – 2 tablespoon
Oil – For frying
Grated coconut (fresh or frozen) – 1 tablespoon (optional)
Salt – As per taste


Chop Ridge Gourd, remove the ridges or retain them for the nutritional value. Heat one teaspoon oil in a saucepan, add mustard seeds and once they begin to pop, add red chillies and curry leaves. Give a gentle stir. Add the chopped Ridge Gourd pieces. Stir fry for a few minutes and then add two tablespoons of milk. Stir well and simmer on low flame for 15 minutes till it is cooked. Garnish with grated coconut and serve warm as a side dish.


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