Andhra Pradesh Beerakaya Paluposi

Beerakaya Paluposi Koora/Ribbedgourd

Serves 4

Beerakaya (Ribbedgourd) - 2 small (about 3 cups of pieces) Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1 cup (approximately) Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 medium Salt - as required

For seasoning

1 tsp of chana dal pinch of hing 1/2 tsp of jeera
urad dal few red chilli pieces and curry leaves
mustard seeds Oil - 2 tbsp


  1. Peel,wash and cut beerakaya into small pieces.
  2. Also cut onions into small pieces.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add chana dal, urad dal, jeera, mustard seeds, red chillies, pinch of hing and curry leaves.
  4. After mustard seeds start to splutter, add onion and fry until light brown.
  5. Add beerakaya pieces and cook for about 5 minutes and then add salt & turmeric.
  6. Cook for another 10 minutes and add a cup of milk.
  7. Add chilli powder and cook slowly for another 10 minutes or until it becomes thick.
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
Energy (Kcal) 101 Carotene (μg) 38.0
Protein (g) 1.27 Vitamin C (mg) 1.33
Carbohydrate (g) 4.48 Mg (mg) 25.2
Fat (g) 8.61 Na (mg) 20.73
Fibre (g) 0.42 K (mg) 82.03
Minerals (g) 0.46 Mn (mg) 380.3
Calcium (mg) 47.02 Zn (mg) 0.32
Phosphorus (mg) 45.8 Cr (mg) 0.003
Iron (mg) 0.39