Beerakaya Pesara Curry

Beerakaya Pesara Kura / Ridge Guard Curry

Ridge guard was never my favorite.. My mom always tried to bring it in different flavors but I used to love very very few among them.. 🙂 Ridge guard with split green gram, Ridge guard with tomato and Ridge guard with lentils masala.. these were the three different variations which I always liked. Today, I have brought the recipe with split green gram. Not at all a tough one to prepare. This recipe has very simple ingredients in it.

Ingredients:

2 medium sized thick Beerakayalu/Ridge guard/Turai
1/4 cup Split Green Gram/Pesarapappu/Moong Dal
1 Medium sized Onion chopped thin
5 Medium sized Green Chillies
1 inch long Ginger piece(probably your thumb size)
4 Garlic cloves
1/2 tbsp Coriander powder
Coriander leaves chopped for garnishing
2 tbsp Coconut powder(optional)
Salt to taste

For Tempering/Thalimpu:
2 tsp Minapappu/Black Gram/Urad dal
1 tsp jeera/Cumin seeds
1 tsp Aavalu/Mustard seeds
3-4 Curry leaves

My Method of Cooking:

Beerakaya Pesara Curry

1. Chop Beerakayalu and keep aside. Make a fine(In Mixi)/coarse(using a motor pestle) paste of Ginger+Garlic+Green chillies.

Beerakaya Pesara Curry

2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add  all the tempering ingredients. Add chopped Onions and fry them until translucent.

Beerakaya Pesara Curry

3. Add the Ginger+Garlic+Green chillies paste.

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4. Mix well and let it fry for a minute.

Beerakaya Pesara Curry

5. Add the chopped Beerakaya pieces and washed split green gram. Add some salt.

Beerakaya Pesara Curry

6. Mix well and 1/4 cup of water to the vegetable mix in the pan.

Beerakaya Pesara Curry

7. Add a pinch of turmeric, mix well and close the lid. Simmer down the flame a little less than medium and let it cook for about 15 min.

Beerakaya Pesara Curry

8. Open the lid and check if the Beerakaya and the green gram are softly cooked.

Beerakaya Pesara Curry

9. Add the chopped Coriander leaves and Coriander powder. Mix well.

Beerakaya Pesara Curry

10. Add the coconut powder and mix well.

Beerakaya Pesara Curry

11. Collect the curry in a bowl and serve hot with white rice or rotis.

Beerakaya Pesara Curry

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