This is a Kochi Style ridge gourd stir fry known as peechinga chemmeen ularthiyathu.
Ridge gourd is flavored with prawns, which makes it very tasty.
The combo of ridge gourd and prawns is to die for.
Ridge Gourd / Peechinga – ½ kg
Prawns, small – ¼ kg
Green chilli – 2
Shallots – ½ cup
Chilli powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Coconut Oil – 4 tsp
Curry leaves – few
Peel ridge gourd and cut into small pieces.
Heat oil in a pan. Add shallots and green chilies.
When the shallots turn golden brown, add chilli powder and turmeric powder.
Add ridge gourd, prawns and salt. Allow to cook on a low flame.
Keep the lid covered and check in between to see if it is almost cooked.
When it is almost cooked, remove the lid. Allow to cook on medium flame for another 3 minutes or until it is cooked.