Beerakaya Pappu/Ridgegourd dal



Almost all vegetables(mango,cucumber,tomato,spinach) can be cooked with  toor dal.Here i have tried the dal with beerakaya/ridge gourd the same way as other dals . It came out really well.



  1. Toor dal – 1cup
  2. Beerakayalu – 2
  3. Onion – 1
  4. Tomato – 1
  5. Cumin – 1tsp
  6. Mustard  seeds – 1tsp
  7. Garlic – 2pods
  8. Turmeric – 1tsp
  9. Curry leaves – few
  10. Oil – 2tsp


  • Romove the skin from the beerakaya or Ridge gourd and cut into small pieces.
  • Cook the beerkaya pieces along with dal with a pinch of turmeric,onion and tomato pieces with a cup of water in pressure cooker .
  • In a pan heat oil add cumin ,mustard,chopped green chilies,garlic and curry leaves.
  • Add the cooked dal with the vegetables and  salt to the pan.
  • Let them cook for 10 more min.You can add some water while cooking.
  • This dal goes well with rice.


You can add a pinch of asafoetida while seasoning instead of garlic.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Beerakaya is one my favourite vegetables. I badly miss that veg here in tokyo😦
    Beerakaya pappu looks scrumptious.
    Good day!!


  2. hey, nice blog. I’m totally gonna try some of these!! :)keep it up


  3. Posted by madhoori on February 22, 2007 at 10:02 am

    Thankyou for your valuable comments and encouragement

    have a nice day!


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