Ridge Gourd Curry with Coconut Milk


Ridge gourd/ Peechinga – 2 big

Onion – 1 medium chopped

Garlic – 2 small crushed

Green chillies – 2 slit

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Red chilly flakes – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Thick coconut milk – 1/2 cup

Salt – to taste

Oil – 1 tbsp


Remove the ridges of the gourd, scrape off the excess hard green skin.  Wash the gourd, slit them into four pieces lengthwise and then slice them.  Heat oil in a pan and add crushed garlic.  Fry till the aroma comes out.  Add onions, green chillies and curry leaves.  Fry till the onions turn light brown.  Add chilly flakes and turmeric powder.  Stir and add the sliced ridge gourd.  Add salt and mix well.  Cover and cook on a medium flame till done.  Do not add any water.  Water will ooze out from the gourd.  Evaporate excess water and add the thick coconut milk.  Mix well and switch off the flame immediately.  Delicious ‘Ridge Gourd Curry with Coconut Milk’ goes well with rice.  Cheers!!!

  1. wowww.. so rich and nice 🙂

  2. i hvnt made ridge gourd yet.. ur pic is making me so tempting. 🙂

  3. hi lissie
    this ridge gourd curry looks soo creamy n delicious …ridge gourd n coconut milk is very new combination for me …i can feel the taste ..yummy yum …bookmarked..thank you for sharing
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  4. As a vegetable ridge gourd is one of my favorite. The curry looks so inviting.

  5. Really inviting curry, looks yummy..

  6. ithu nannayittu undu. adding coocnut milk is new to me..

  7. Looks really tempting.. nice one.. 🙂

  8. hi lissie,

    the curry looks so tempting. I didnt know that coconut milk would compliment it. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I tried your recipes and they are very tasty. Thank you for sharing these recipes.