Ridge Gourd – Drumstick Curry / Peechinga- Muringakka Curry


1 cup peechinga/ ridge gourd, chopped
2 drumsticks, peeled and cut into pieces
1 tomato, chopped
4 green chillies
1 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 garlic cloves
2 shallots
1/4-1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 sliced shallots
3 dry red chillies
curry leaves
1 tbsp oil


  1. Grind grated coconut, garlic cloves, 2 shallots, cumin seeds and turmeric powder to a smooth paste adding little water and keep it aside.
  2. In a pan, add chopped ridge gourd, drumstick pieces, tomato,green chillies and salt and cook it adding 1/2 cup of water.
  3. Add the ground coconut paste, mix well and cook for about 5 minutes in low- medium  flame.
  4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan , splutter mustard seeds and add curry leaves, sliced shallots and dry red chillies. Pour this over the curry and mix well. Serve hot with rice…


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