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Beerakaya Kura Andhra Style | Ridge Gourd Curry Recipe | Beerakaya Paalu Curry

Beerakaya Kura Andhra Style is a simple, healthy & quick to make delicious curry, where ridge gourd is cooked in milk along with few spices of your choice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian (South Indian)
Author: Padma Veeranki


  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon each of Urad dal & Chana dal
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 Green Chillies
  • 2-3 Ridge gourds 400 grams, peeled, washed and cut into small pieces
  • Required Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • A sprig of Curry Leaves
  • 1 cup Milk full fat or low fat
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh coriander finely chopped


  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot enough, add mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal. Wait till the mustard seeds pop up and the lentils turn light brown.
  • Now add chopped onions and green chillies. Sauté until the onions become soft.
  • To this add the ridge gourd pieces, salt and turmeric powder. Sauté for a minute.
  • Cover with lid and cook for 2 to 3 minutes over medium heat.
  • Now add red chilli powder and curry leaves.
  • Stir well until well combined, cover with lid and cook again for 2 minutes over medium heat.
  • At this stage add milk and cook over medium heat till the vegetable is completely cooked and you get the desired consistency. Adjust salt if required.
  • Turn off the heat and garnish with finely chopped coriander.
  • Serve this luscious green Ridge Gourd Curry with rice, roti or paratha.