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Ghosale Upkari (Ridge Gourd Stir Fry)

Konkani Ghosale Upkari
A Konkani style easy, less spicy vegetable stir fry with coconut.

Ridge Gourd/Ghosali - 300 gms
Green Chillies or Dry Red Chillies - 4
Grated Coconut - about 1/2 cup
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing - 1/4 tsp
Grated Jaggery or Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp

1. Wash and peel the ridge gourd.  Dice the ridge gourd into bite size pieces and place them in a bowl of water.  Pat the green chillies dry and slit them lengthwise.
ghosale or ridge gourd or chinese okra
2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, asafoetida.  When mustard seeds pop, add diced ridge gourd and mix.  Cook it covered.  No need to add water. 
3. After about 5 minutes, when ridge gourd gets cooked, add salt, coconut, green chillies, jaggery.  Cook for 5 more minutes or till water (from ridge gourd) gets evaporated.
4. Serve Ghosale Upkari with steamed rice.


  1. Lovely upkari, looks excellent..

  2. This is something new...what does upkari mean btw

  3. new dish to me.......hey there is a surprise waiting for you at my place...!

  4. Looks yumm...will try out this dish.

  5. never heard of this ..will try..thanks for sharing!


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