August 9, 2007


yesterday I got very good response to my guess game. Thanks a lot for all my fellow bloggers to participate. In this game, winners are srivalli and sharmi. Sharmi find out that its an egg based subji. But stivalli exactly find out. Congrats Srivalli and Sharmi and also thanks a lot for participating. This is my recipe:

Beerakaya Koora (Ridge gourd with egg):
Prep time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 20-25 minutes

Serves : 2

Cuisine : Andhra

1.5 cup of peeled and finely chopped tender ridge gourd pieces
3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp mustards
few curry leaves
1 finely chopped medium onion
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp red chilli powder (adjust)
salt as per taste
2 eggs (beaten)
1/2 tsp whole garam masala powder
finely chopped coriander leaves for garnish

1. Heat oil, add jeera and mustards, let them pop. Add onions and curry leaves, fry till transparent on medium or low heat.

2. Reduce heat to low, add turmeric and ginger garlic paste, fry few more seconds.

3. Add chopped ridgegourd pieces, mix, covered, stirring between, cook for 10 minutes or till tender.

4. Add red chilli powder and salt, mix well, covered, cook for more 5 minutes.

5. Add beaten eggs and whole garam masala to above mixture, mix slowly, covered, cook for more 5 minutes. Remove the lid, mix well, sprinkle the fresh coriander leaves and turn off the heat.

6. It goes very well with chapatis or rotis and also with white rice.
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  1. YAY! I am half correct about Eggs!:)
    Looks great.It's new combination for me.Gourd and Eggs.YUM.

  2. hey Clap clap, I was right!! but wonder how a veggie would taste along with eggs?

  3. Hi Asha! you are half right. Thanks for participating. Its a great combo. Try it and let me know. Thanks again.

    Hi Sharmi, you are right dear. try it and let me know. It will be a great combo. Thanks again dear.

  4. Cha! I mistook the beerakaya pieces for onion and that dark thing on the right for brinjal.

  5. Hi Sra, its common dear. Dont worry, next time better luck. Thanks for dropping by.

  6. Jyothi, Thats a new combo for me, looks good :-)

  7. ridgegourd and eggs.. a very new combo ..looks good.

  8. Thanks for dropping by prema.

  9. anusharaji( 10, 2007

    thats an egg
    cool...never heard of this combo ;)

  10. oh i missed the guessing game! cool gourd with egg sure would taste great will try for my kids some time!

  11. All right! I guess a lot of people got the egg part right :) Ridge gourd and egg is a very unusual combo...must try it, looks delicious!

  12. Hi Raji, try it and let me know. Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Roopa, no problem, next time you can participate, right? try it and let me know dear. Thanks for stopping by.

    Hi Tee, try and let me know. Thanks a lot.

  13. So my guess was half right :)I can't think of egg in curry, cakes are ok :)
    I don't eat eggs :)

  14. Thats an unusual combo. should try it sometime.

  15. Hi Archana! thanks for dropping by dear. Your are half right. Thanks again for participating.

    Hi Seec, yes its an unusual combo but taste will be awesome. try it and let me know. Thanks for dropping by.

  16. amazing post, I love ridge-gourd, we call it gisoda or gisora, and combination with eggs is a great idea, I will be trying that soon

  17. Hmmmm,Never heard of it but i love this egg combinations,so i will sure try this curry asap:)
    Done with the tag girl,check it at my blog.

  18. Not sure how would it taste as I don't eat eggs but it is looking great though.

  19. Hi Saju, try and let me know. Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Alapana, Thanks for participating in meme...Surely check it out. Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Hima, thanks a lot.

  20. hey jyothi i tried out this recipe and it turned out gr8.......thanks alot.....keep posting such recipes.......

  21. Hi Namratha! glad you liked it. You are most welcome dear and one more thing is just try all of my recipes, which are very favorite dishes to my family means; I think, you got it, what I am saying... :D

  22. i really loved da recipe...thank u so much for da recipe....