Ridge gourd peel / Beerakaaya potu specific dishes – 6 Fiber rich recipes for health

Ridgegourd is called with different names in India like beerakai or dodka or turiya. It is a versatile vegetable that adds a surface to the vegetarian cuisine. There are lot of dishes that can be made with ridge gourd which is mostly eaten with rice and roti. If you want you can add this ridge gourd into a sambar or dals. People use different styles in cooking of this ridge gourd. But here I have given 6 recipes in total that can be made as starters, side dish or main course. Rich flavors are used in making of items gives an excellent taste.

Ridge gourd peel

Ridge gourd also participates in medicinal values. Eating of this vegetable helps in easy digestion. It also consists of rich vitamin, zinc, iron, thiamine, dietary fiber and magnesium. Moreover it is low in fat and calories. If you want to lose weight then this ideal choice can help you out. Ridge gourd contains low saturated fat and cholesterol. As a whole it is best and healthy vegetable everyone should eat.

Most of the people will peel of the skin which is present on ridge gourd. But now I am showing you the recipes related to this peel only. After tasting the dishes you will never through the peels of beerakaya / Ridge gourd skin. Ridge gourd peel consists of rich fiber which is essential to the body. So let’s start how to prepare different types of dishes with ridge gourd peel.

Ridge gourd vada / Beerakaya vadalu

Ridge gourd vada is very tasty and simple snack which can be served in tea time. Most of the kids like this snack for those who doesn’t like to eat ridge gourd vegetable. Since it is made with rice flour it consists of lot of nutrients. Start preparing the snack with our cool recipe.

Beerakaya vadalu

Ingredients

  • Rice – ½ cup
  • Black gram whole – 1 tbsp
  • Bengal gram – 1tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 10
  • Green chili – 5-6
  • Ridge gourd peel – 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Ginger – 1 big piece
  • Salt (required)
  • Oil (for deep fry)

How to make Ridge gourd peel vada / Beerakaya potu vadalu

Procedure

Step 1 : Soak the rice in water for 2 hours.

Step 2: Take pan and add 1tbsp of oil to it. Allow it to get hot in slow flame.

Step 3: Fry the black gram whole and Bengal gram in the oil till they becomes light brown in shade.

Step 4: Take them out from oil and collect it into a small bowl.

Step 5: Now add ridge gourd peel into the oil pan and fry it till the smell goes out.

Step 6: Collect the ridge gourd into a bowl.

Step 7: Now add curry leaves, cumin seeds, green chili and ginger into the oil and fry them nicely.

Step 8: Remove them and keep in separate bowl.

Step 9: Take the soaked rice, black gram whole and Bengal gram in a jar.

Step 10: Grind them all together by adding little amount of water slowly.

Step 11: The paste should be strong because we need to make vada with this paste.

Step 12: Now collect all fried items which you kept a side and add to this paste.

Step 13: Mix all the ingredients to the paste along with salt.

Step 14: Now take a bottom pan and add required oil for fry. Heat the oil in low flame.

Step 15: Press the paste in the shape of vada and dip them into the hot oil pan.

Step 16: Fry them by turning the vada. Roast it till they become golden brown shade.

Step 17: Remove the vada from oil and place it on tissue paper. So that excess oil will get absorbed by the tissue.

Step 18: Now the hot Ridge gourd vada is ready to it. Serve it.

Enjoy tasting ridge gourd vada.

Ridge gourd peel pickle / Beerakaya potu pachadi

Use ridge gourd peel to prepare this spicy pickle. The peel is high in fiber. I have used this to prepare tangy spiced chutney. Sure the flavor will be beyond your imagination. Those who taste this pickle first will never let the peel out from their eyesight. Check out the recipe of ridge gourd peel or beerakaya pottu pachadi and start preparing at home.

Ridge gourd peel pickle

Ingredients

  • White Sesame seeds – ¼ cup
  • Black gram dal – ¼ cup
  • Ridge gourd peel – 1 cup
  • Cumin seeds – 1tbsp
  • Tamarind – 1 pinch
  • Jaggery – small piece
  • Salt (required)
  • Oil – 1tbsp
  • Red chilli – 5

Procedure

Step 1: Soak the tamarind in water and take the juice from it.

Step 2: Take a pan and add seasame seeds and fry it normally without adding oil. Keep a side.

Step 3: Now take a pan and add 1tbps of oil and heat it on a low flame.

Step 4: Add ridge gourd peel into the oil and fry it till the dry smell goes out. Collect it in bowl.

Step 5: Add 1tbps of oil to the same pan and heat the oil. Put red chili, cumin seeds and black gram dal into the oil. Pop it.

Step 6: Take the fried gourd peel into a jar and grind it into fine paste.

Step 7: Put the pop into the paste along with salt, seasame seeds and tamarid juice.

Step 8: Mix them well in the paste. Now the chutney is ready to eat.

Note: If you want you can add pop after making it the chutney. It’s like a finishing touch.

Eat this chutney or pickle in hot rice and taste its spiciness.

Ridge gourd peel chips

Ridge gourd peel chips are best time pass in the evening. Preparing of this is very easy and simple. You can chew in the evening or you can munch in the main course. Enjoy preparing hot spicy ridge gourd chips.

Ridge gourd peel chips

Ingredients

  • Ridge gourd peel (thick peel) – 4cups
  • Oil (for fry)
  • Red chili – 2
  • Curry leaves – 2
  • Salt (required)
  • Chat masala or arm churn powder

How to prepare Ridge gourd peel chips

Procedure

Step 1: Peel the Ridge gourd thickly and dry them in hot sun for two days.

Step 2: Take a thick bottom pan and add required oil for fry. Heat the oil in low flame.

Step 3: If the oil gets hot then take the ridge gourd peel and put into the oil.

Step 4: Start frying the peels, since these are dried in sun before itself it wont take much time to get fried.

Step 5: Collect them in bowl and keep a side.

Step 6: Take a other pan add 1 tbps of oil to it and heat in low flame.

Step 7: Add red chili and curry leaves in oil slightly.

Step 8: Put this into the ridge gourd peel pieces along with oil. Do this when the ridge gourd peel pieces are hot.

Step 9: Add salt and chat masala or arm churn powder to it.

Step 10: Mix them all together so that the salt and masala will get absorbed by the pieces.

Instant ridge gourd chips are ready to eat now.

Patoli curry with ridge gourd peel

Patoli is famous indian recipe. Ingredients which are included in making of this dish are high source of protein. Serve this patoli curry with hot cooked rice. You can also add green beans to the dish. Mostly making of patoli with ridge gourd is the highlight factor.

Patoli curry with ridge gourd peel

Ingredients

  • Green gram – 1 cup
  • Ridge gourd peel – 1 cup
  • Black gram whole – 1tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1tbsp
  • Red chili – 2
  • Garlic cloves – 15
  • Salt (required)
  • Oil – ¼ cup
  • Turmeric – 1 pinch

How to prepare Patoli curry with ridge gourd peel

Procedure

Step 1: Soak the green gram in water for ½ hour.

Step 2: Pour down the water and grind the soaked green gram into fine paste.

Step 3: Same way grind the ridge gourd peel. Keep the both paste separately in bowls.

Step 4: Heat the pan by adding little oil. Add mustard seeds, black gram whole, red chili, cumin seeds and garlic cloves.

Step 5: Fry them nicely by stirring slowly. Slow down the flame.

Step 6: Take the grinded green gram peel paste and into the pan. Fry it by mixing with the already ingredients.

Step 7: The mixture should become dry.

Step 8: Add grinded ridge gourd paste into the mixture. Fry this mixture till it becomes dry.

Step 9: Now put some turmeric and salt. Fry it nicely.

Step 10: Patoli with ridge gourd is ready to eat now.

Serve this patoli curry with hot rice.

Ridge gourd curry with toor dal

Ridge gourd curry is mainly depends on two ingredients called toor dal and ridge gourd. Both are rich in nutrients.

Ridge gourd curry with toor dal

Ingredients

  • Toor dal – ½ cup
  • Ridge gourd peel – 1 cup
  • Black gram – 1tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1tbsp
  • Curry leaves (few)
  • Garlic cloves – 3
  • Salt (required)
  • Oil – 2tbsp
  • Coconut grate – 2tbsp
  • Red chili – 2

How to make Ridge gourd curry with toor dal

Procedure

Step 1: Wash the Ridge gourd peel and boil them.

Step 2: Remove the excess water from the ridge gourd peel. So that the pulp remains and the water gets out. Keep the ridge gourd a side in a bowl.

Step 3: As the same way, half boil the toor dal and remove water from the dal. Keep the toor dal a side.

Step 4: Heat the pan by adding some oil to it. Add black gram, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and red chili to the oil.

Step 5: Pop it well by adding garlic cloves and curry leaves.

Step 6: Now add toor dal to it. Fry them till they becomes dry.

Step 7: Same way add ridge gourd also into the mixture. Stir slowly.

Step 8: Fry all the ingredients nicely.

Step 9: Add salt and coconut grate to the mixture. Mix it for 2 minutes.

Step 10: Turn off the flame and collect the curry into a bowl.

Tasty ridge gourd curry with toor dal is ready to eat.

Karapodi with Ridge gourd peel

Karapodi with Ridge gourd peel

Ingredients

  • Ridge gourd peel – 2cups
  • Bengal gram dal – ¼ cup
  • Black gram – ¼ cup
  • Sesame seeds – ¼ cup
  • Asafoetida – 1pinch
  • Red chili – 6
  • Tamarind
  • Garlic cloves – 5
  • Curry leaves – 10
  • Oil – ¼ cup
  • Salt (required)

How to prepare Karapodi with Ridge gourd peel

Procedure

Step 1: Heat the pan with oil and add ridge gourd peel into it. Fry it till the dry smell goes out.

Step 2: Take a small pan and fey the seasame seeds without adding any oil. Fry it for 2 minutes.

Step 3: In the same pan add oil, Bengal gram dal, black gram, asafoetida, red chili, garlic cloves, curry leaves and tamarind. Fry them all by adding required salt on a low flame.

Step 4: Turn off the flame and add all this mixture in jar.

Step 5: Grind all the spices into fine powder.

Step 6: Mix this powder into the fried Ridge gourd peel.

Step 7: Now the spicy ridge gourd peel karapodi is ready to eat.

Eat this karapodi along with hot rice and ghee. Enjoy the taste. This karapodi can be stored for one week.