Peechinga Chemmeen Thoran / Ridge Gourd – Prawns Thoran


1 peechinga/ ridge gourd,
3/4-1 cup small prawns, cleaned
1 small onion, sliced
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 green chillies, slit
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 cup grated coconut
salt to taste
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 1/2 tbsp oil


  1. Peel and chop ridge gourd into small pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  3. Add sliced onion, crushed garlic, slit green chillies and curry leaves and saute well.
  4. Add chopped tomato and saute well.
  5. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt and mix well.
  6. Add chopped ridge gourd and cleaned small prawns and mix well.
  7. Then cook it covered till done, stirring in between. Open the lid and cook till water dries up.
  8. Add grated coconut and mix well until it is dry. Remove from flame and serve with riceā€¦

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