Ghosale Upkari (Ridge Gourd Stir Fry)

Konkani Ghosale Upkari
We Konkani foodies love coconut in every dish. Today's post is a simple yet flavorful vegetable stir fry with coconut.

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

How to cook Konkani Ghosale Upkari:
  • 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 chilies dry and slit them lengthwise.
ghosale or ridge gourd or chinese okra
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, asafetida. When mustard seeds pop, add diced ridge gourd and mix. Cook it covered. No need to add water. 
  • After about 5 minutes, when ridge gourd gets cooked, add salt, coconut, green chilies, jaggery. Cook for 5 more minutes or till water (from ridge gourd) gets evaporated.
Serve Ghosale Upkari with steamed rice.


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