Mutton Ridgegourd Curry – Beerakaya Mamsam – Peerkangai mutton curry – Turai Gosht

I made this recipe on Monday and this is the right time to post it as it is Sunday tomorrow and many will be planning about what to cook tomorrow and this recipe might help someone. I loved the combo of mutton and ridge gourd. Got introduced by my friend to this recipe. While making dishes with ridge gourd ensure it doesn’t taste bitter at the time of cutting itself or the entire dish may turn out bitter. This gravy tastes well with Rice, dal and also with Roti. Also, adjust red chilli powder and green chillies as per your spice level. I added Kashmiri chilli powder for the bright colour and it is not that spicy. Moreover, I love my food a little spicy.

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Let’s see how to make this gravy.

Preparation Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time: 45 mins

Serves: 4


Oil – 1/4 cup

Onion – 2(medium-sized, sliced)

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tbsp

Kashmiri Red chilli powder – 1/2 tbsp

Mutton – 1/2 kg

Salt as per taste

Tomato – 1(medium-sized, chopped)

Green chillies – 4

Chopped Ridgegourd – 2 cup

Chopped Coriander leaves – 1/4 cup


1.Clean the mutton pieces, cut them into cubes and wash them well in water for 5-6 times. Peel the skin of ridge gourd and chop them into pieces. If the ridge gourd is a tender one you can add along with the seeds itself else discard them and add only the flesh part. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. I used groundnut oil here. You can use any cooking oil. Then add sliced onions. Saute them to golden. Add ginger-garlic paste. Saute until the raw smell of it leaves the pan. Place the flame in low and add Turmeric powder, red chilli powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder. Mix the masala well with the mutton and saute until the oil begins to appear.

2. Add the mutton pieces into it. Add salt as required, chopped tomatoes, green chillies. Mix all the ingredients well. Saute the mutton. It will begin to leave the water. Then add 1 cup of water to it and pressure cook until the mutton gets tender. Then switch off the flame.

3. Once the pressure is released completely. Open the lid. Place it in medium flame. Add the chopped ridge gourd pieces. Allow it to cook. Then finally add chopped Coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Serve with Rice, dal or with Roti.

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