December 8, 2012

Dodkyachi bhaaji - Heerekayi palya

Dodkyachi bhaaji recipe - Dodkyachi bhaaji and aamti is one of my favourite combinations. Whenever I go to vegetable market, I make it a point to buy some ridge gourd to make bhaaji, curry or chutney. Today I am sharing a recipe for a  simple side dish made with ridge gourd. The flavour is infused with onion and some spice powder. This bhaaji pairs well with aamti and varan.  It also goes well with rotis. Crispy and yummy pakoda can also be prepared with ridge gourds. Ridge gourd contains enenrgy, moisture, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, calcium, iron and phosphorus.Some ridge gourds are bitter in taste, check it for bitterness before cooking. 

Preparation time - 15 minutes
Cooking time - 10 minutes
Yield - serves 2

  • 1 medium sized ridge gourd
  • 1 small sized tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic flakes, crushed
  • 1 small green chili, chopped
  • ¼ tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp split black gram / urad dal
  • 4 curry leaves
  • ¼  tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • ½   red chili powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  •  ¼  tsp kala masala or garam masala
  • 7-8 fenugreek seeds / methi
  • ½  tsp jaggery
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil as required


1. Arrange all the ingredients on a plate and set aside.
2.  Wash, peel and cut   the ridge gourd into small cubes.
3.  Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and cumin seeds. 

4.  Allow them to crackle nicely. Add onions, crushed garlic and green chilies, turmeric powder and red chili powder.  Saute for  3-4 minutes.

5.  Add chopped tomatoes, ridge gourd pieces, kala masala or garam masala, jaggery and salt. Mix well. Saute for a minute. 

6.  Add ¼ cup of water and cook covered on medium flame. Cook  till the ridge gourd becomes soft. 
7.  When done, serve the bhaaji hot  with rice and aamti or varan.  It also goes well with chapathi.

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  1. Delicious side dish,healthy yum

  2. delicious finger licking ridgegourd curry.

  3. I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  4. Delicious and healthy side dish..

  5. looks delicious n healthy...

  6. delicious curry looks wonderful

  7. Delicious curry dear...wud luv to have it with hot parathas..yum.
    Have a wonderful weekend :)

  8. This is a yummy vegetable side dish!

  9. Nice curry for rotis..

  10. One of my fav sabzi..YUM, Thanks for dropping by my space and following me..Happy to follow u as well dear

  11. Hi Vidya, very healthy curry. Look really good, guess I can have extra rice, no problem.

    Have a nice day, regards.

  12. Droolworthy curry,love with a bowl of rice.

  13. This is a nice preparation, always make a dry subji.. never a curry!


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