Ridge Gourd and Flaxseed Curry


Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. In summer vegetables we find the family of gourd veggies quite frequently some of which are pointed gourd, sponge gourd, ridge gourd, bottle gourd, ivy gourd, snake gourd, etc. We use these veggies to make various dishes in our kitchens. Today I am going to share the recipe of ‘Ridge Gourd and Flax Seed curry.’ It is a tasty, healthy, and easily made recipe that can be made from scratch and quickly. In one of my earlier posts, I have made a similar recipe using sponge gourd and flax seed curry but with slightly different ingredients. I hope you guys will like this simple and healthy preparation. So let’s start with the making—


  1. Ridge Gourd-1 kg
  2. Onions-3
  3. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  4. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  5. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  7. Dry Mango Powder or Lemon juice-1 tsp
  8. Salt-According to taste

For the tempering:-

  1. Paanch Phoran-1/2 tsp
  2. Asafoetida-A pinch
  3. Tejpatta-2(optional)
  4. Dry Red Chillies-2(optional)
  5. Oil-2 tbsp

For the flaxseed masala:-

  1. Flaxseed-2 tbsp
  2. Coriander seeds-1 tbsp
  3. Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  4. Bay Leaf-1
  5. Dry Red Chilly-1



Wash and scrape the ridge gourd. Cut it into round pieces. Wash and chop the onions finely. To make the flaxseed masala, roast all it’s ingredients on a medium flame and grind it into a fine powder.


Take a wok. Add oil and the tempering ingredients in it. Let it splutter. Add the chopped onions and fry it for 5-10 minutes. Add in salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder,garam masala and fry for 1-2 minutes.


B612_20200719_105507_641Now add in the veggies and also some water and let it cook for ten minutes. Cover it and let it simmer.


When the water dries up a little add in the flaxseed masala and mix it well. Add in dry mango powder. Mix again and let it simmer on a low flame for five more minutes. You can saute it up or serve it as a curry too.

Our Ridge Gourd and Flaxseed Curry is done. Serve it with bread, rice, noodles, chapatis, etc.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week ahead everyone. Till then, healthy cooking, happy living!!!


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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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