Ridge gourd curry instant pot is a simple and tasty vegetarian dish. In Telugu called beerakaya Kura or beerakaya Palu posina Kura.  This simple dish is cooked in milk similar to bottle-gourd milk curryThe dish is mildly spicy from spices with a touch of sweetness from the milk. 

Today’s recipe is an instant pot or pressure cooker version. One of my go-to recipes on weekdays as it takes less prep time as well as cook time. 

Ridge gourd peel thooku or chutney is one of my favorite. Never throw the peel and make delicious chutney. I will post my version of chutney soon.

Beerkaya is known as ridge gourd in English, peerkangai in Tamil, torai in Hindi, herekayi in kanada, peechinga in malayalam.

ridge gourd curry INSTANT POT

How to make ridge gourd curry instant pot

Wash and peel ridge gourd using a peeler and chop into small pieces. Add these small ridge gourd pieces to a bowl of water to avoid darkening.

Chop onion, green chilis, and cilantro. Keep them aside.

Turn on, the Instant pot on saute mode heat the oil and add mustard seeds, and cumin seeds wait until they splutter.

Add the green chili, onion, curry leaves, and asafoetida (Hing) saute for a few seconds. Then add ridge gourd cubes, turmeric, coriander powder, salt, and mix well. Turn off saute mode.

ridge gourd curry instant pot

Place a trivet and keep a rice bowl on the trivet. Close the lid and set the instant pot on MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK for 8 min.

beerakaya pall posina kura instant pot

When count down is done, quick release and remove the pot which is on top. Add whole milk, cilantro and let it rest for 5 -10 minutes on warm mode or Saute it until it becomes creamy which takes less than a minute. Serve it with roti or rice.

Vegans can replace it with coconut milk

ridge gourd curry instant pot

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Ridge gourd curry Andhra style

Ridge gourd curry in Andhra style is a simple and tasty vegetarian dish. In Telugu called beerakaya Kura or beerakaya Palu posina Kura. This simple dish cooked in milk similar to bottle-gourd milk curry. The dish is mildly spicy from spices with a touch of sweetness from the milk.
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ridge gourd curry INSTANT POT
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ridge gourd - 4 cups or 2 medium-sized
  • onion - 1/2 cup or medium to small-sized
  • green chili - 4
  • cilantro for garnishing
  • milk - 1/4 cup
  • salt to taste
  • coriander powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • oil - 1 tbsp

Instructions

HOW TO MAKE RIDGE GOURD CURRY IN AN INSTANT POT :

  • 1. Wash and peel ridge gourd using a peeler and chop into small pieces. Add these small ridge gourd pieces to a bowl of water to avoid darkening.

    2. Chop onion, green chilis, and cilantro. Keep them aside.

    3. On saute mode heat the oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds wait until they splutter.

    4. Add the green chili, onion, curry leaves, asafoetida (Hing) saute for a few seconds. Then add ridge gourd cubes, turmeric, coriander powder, salt, and mix well. Turn off saute mode.

    5. Place a trivet and keep a rice bowl on the trivet. Close the lid and set the instant pot on MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK for 8 min.

    6. When count down is done, quick release and remove the pot which is on top. Add milk, cilantro and let it rest for 5 -10 minutes on warm mode or turn on saute mode until it becomes creamy which takes less than a minute. Serve it with roti or rice.
Servings: 4
Author: Fashion chef in kitchen

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