Sri Lankan Recipe:Ridge Gourd (Watakolu) curry 

Sri Lankan Ridge Gourd Curry (Watakolu Curry)

Ridge Gourd (Watakolu) curry is one of my favourite mild spicy curry from Sri Lankan cuisine.In this curry, ridge gourd is cooked in thick coconut cream. It is mild spicy due to use of green chili and looks pale in colour.

Sri Lankan food-Ridge Gourd Curry

However before cooking ridge gourd,it is required to check whether ridge gourd is bitter or not.
Here is the recipe for Sri Lankan style Ridge Gourd Curry

Sri Lankan Recipes-Ridge Gourd Curry

Ingredients: (for 3-4 servings)
Ridge Gourd 250g
2-3 green chili sliced lengthwise
½ medium sized onion sliced
1 sprig curry leaves
1inch piece pandan leaf/(rampa)
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp raw curry powder
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
Piece of cinnamon
Salt to taste
1 cup thick coconut milk
1 tspn Maldive Fish(umbalakada) –(optional)
¼ tspn of mustard seeds-grinded

Method
Wash & remove skin of ridge gourd.
Cut it into small pieces. Remove the seeds.
Put ridge gourd in a cooking pan & mix all other ingredients mentioned above.
Cook in low heat until ridge gourd is cooked.
Adjust salt to taste.Add some Maldive fish (optional)
Switch off the burner.
Finally sprinkle grinded mustard seeds on top.
Mix well.
Serve with rice & other curries.

Sri Lankan Curry-Ridge Gourd Curry