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Peechinga Chemeen Curry/Ridge gourd Shrimp Curry

Ridge gourd or peechinga is a very common vegetable in most Indian household. It is low in saturated fat and cholesterol . It is good to introduce this vegetable in your diet if you wish to achieve weight loss. This is a very simple and quick recipe with very little ingredients and one of the favorites with my in laws. You can also use the same recipe for a vegetarian version..add Bengal gram or green gram instead of shrimp.

Tender Ridge gourd- 2 medium
Coconut- 1/2 cup
Shrimp- 1/2 lb
Shallots- 3-4
Green chilly- 3
Garlic pod- 1
Turmeric- 1/3 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- 1 spring
Oil for tempering
Salt to taste

Clean and cut ridge gourd into small pieces after scrapping off its hard edges with a peeler.
Cook shrimp along with turmeric, green chilly, salt and 1/3 cup of water. When it is almost done add in the ridge gourd pieces and cover it with a tight lid and cook in medium . No need to add more water as the vegetable will shed water and will be cooked. Grind coconut with 1/3 cup of water into a fine paste and pour into the cooked vegetable and simmer. 
Now for tempering heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds, add sliced shallots, crushed garlic and curry leaves and saute till onions turns golden brown. Mix in and serve warm.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy.


  1. Suja

    Peechinga- chemmen curry kollalo..Ethu vare kazhichitilla tou..Looks very good..

    Kairali sisters

  2. This is so delicious, never tried ridge gourd with prawn before....

  3. This recipe is new to me...I will try this recipe. looks tempting.

  4. Very nice Suja :) I make prawn with bottle gourd, and very spicy. This looks so interesting, will try for sure :)

  5. this is a new combo to me...looks adipoli...

  6. It wud have tasted awesome with jus rice...yumm

  7. Thanks all for your sweet comments..Happy that all of you liked it:)
    Rach, Sarah usually I make prawns spicy..but I love this one also. It has a mild taste and good flavor of coconut and prawns combined ...somewhat like a stew:)

  8. Thats a tempting curry, never tried prawns and ridge gourd together, thanks for sharing dear..

  9. Awesome, this looks great and sounds exciting too.

  10. Ee curry kollamallo..Never tried anything with ridge gourd before. Interesting combo, looks yummy too..Sure aayittum try cheyyam..

  11. This new combo for my wife. then we are going to try this on tommorow. Really thanks for sharing this kind of intresting dishes.thanks again.

  12. I don't use peechinga found a new recipe....

  13. interesting combination...yummy Suja

  14. Never tried this cpmbiation.. I usually prepare prawns with drumsticks..

  15. peechinga and shrimp thats good suja never herd or had this one..anyway sounds really interesting..good one da..

  16. peechinga enjannayum vyikkam all...kannan thanna adipoli.....realy tasty...and colour ful shote...

  17. adipoli. peechinga ithuvare try cheythittilla.

  18. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:) do visit often:)

  19. What a lovely combination.
    Ridge Gourd and chemeen..... I mean Peechinga and prawns.........yummy.

  20. Ridge gourd with chemeen sounds great dear never tried in this combo ,,ur way of cooking sounds great dear..

  21. Suja, this dish looks simply great. Love prawns...

  22. Thats a different combo but looks lovely...

  23. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments. Hope to see you all again:)

  24. very new combo to me. looks fabulous.

  25. Nice one,thanks.


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