Beerakaya royyapattu kura/Ridged gourd and small dried prawn curry

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This is a very famous coastal Andhra recipe .Dried tiny prawns are called royyapattu.

We can also use royyapappu (small dried prawns) for this recipe which is comparatively bigger in size.
And this royyapattu is easily available in Indian markets in Europe and USA.


Dried Tiny Prawns: 1 cup

Ridged Gourd : 2 medium

Oi l : 4 tbs

Red chili powder : to taste

Curry Powder : 1 tbs

Coriander Powder : 1 tbs

Curry leaves : few

Onion : 1 medium

Salt : to taste

Turmeric : 1/4 tbs

Green Chilies : 2 or 3

Preparation Method:

Clean the royyapattu/dried tiny prawns and soak it in water for 15 to 20 minutes. After 20 minutes give it a quick wash and Keep aside. Chop the onion and keep it aside. Now peel the ridges from the ridged gourd so that it could get somewhat smoother surface .Now wash it and cut in to small pieces…keep it aside.

Take a pan and heat the oil. Sauté curry leaves, chopped green chilies and onions until onions are transperant.Now add the washed tiny prawns and sauté for 5 more minutes. Now add the diced ridged gourd pieces and let it cook until the pieces turn soft with the lid on. Now add turmeric, curry powder, chili powder, coriander powder and salt. Cook for 5 more minutes and the curry is ready.


We can prepare the same curry very quickly with a cooker without checking again and again.

For this use the cooker pan instead of a normal frying pan and add all the masalas along with the ridged gourd pieces and cook until 2 visils.