Friday, May 21, 2010

Ridge gourd (chinese okra) curry

chinese okra curry
This dish is made with ridge gourd. It is also known as Chinese okra. 
chinese okra curry
2 cups Chinese okra or ridge gourd cut into slices
1 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp onion
2 tbsp tomato
1/2 tsp Maldive fish optional
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp curry leaves
1/2 tsp chillie powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp coconut milk powder

Heat oil and add mustard seeds. Then add onions, curry leaves, ginger garlic paste, tomatoes and sauté. Add the okra, spices and cook uncovered in low heat till the spices blend and ridge gourd is soft. Don't cover this dish when cooking as ridge gourd has a lot of water content. 
chinese okra curry
Add the Maldive fish. Mix the coconut milk powder mixed with tbsp of water and then add it to the ridge gourd curry and cook for about two to three minutes. Serve hot with rice and other curries. 

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