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Ridgegourd Shrimp Masala

 Published 2009-Dec-23   Updated 2017-May-15

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Peerkangai Eral Thokku, Turai aur chingri ki sabzi, Ridgegourd Prawns Curry)

Recipe For Ridge Gourd Shrimp Masala


  • Ridge gourd - 1 (chopped)
  • Shrimp - 1/2 lb (cleaned and deveined)
  • Onion - 2 (chopped)
  • Tomato - 2 (chopped)
  • Green Chilly - 1 (minced)
  • Garlic - 3-4 (minced)
  • Ginger - 1/2 " piece (minced)
  • Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 1 spring
  • Cilantro - for garnish
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - as needed


  1. Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  2. Add the finely chopped garlic and ginger and fry for a minute. The flame should be in medium low to prevent the ginger and garlic from getting burnt.
  3. Saute the onions and green chilly till the onions turn golden brown in color.
  4. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder and chilly powder and cook till the tomatoes gets mashed up.
  5. When oil starts separating from the masala, add the shrimp pieces and fry so that shrimp is coated with the masala.
  6. Add the ridge gourd pieces and required salt. Cover and let it cook for about 5-10 minutes.
  7. The ridge gourd pieces will ooze out lot of water. Cook till most of the water gets dried up and oil starts separating from the masala.
  8. Finally toss finely chopped cilantro and switch off.
  9. Serve this yummy side dish with white rice and curry, variety rice dishes, pulaos or chapatti. You can also use this to make masala dosa.

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