Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ridge Gourd Chutney / Beerakaya Pachadi

A simple delicious chutney is a great way to start a meal in andhra.It is a common practise to have this chutney as a accompaniment with rice. However this goes well with rotis too. Here is the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 250 gms ridge gourd
  • 1 1/2 tbsp urad dal
  • 4 red chillies
  • 1 tsp jeera/cummin seds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • pinch of fenugreek seeds
  • pinch sugar
  • little tamarind
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste
For tempering
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 red chilli
  • pinch of hing/asafoetida
  • 1 spring curry leaves
Procedure

Wash the ridge gourd and chop it into medium size chucks.Keep aside.

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add urad dal, cummin , mustard and fenugreek seeds. Once cummin seeds starts to splutter add red chillies and saute if for a min. Transfer it then to a plate.Once it cools grind to a fine powder.

In the same pan add 1 tsp of oil and the choped ridge gourd and fry for 1-2 minutes or until it becomes translucent. Do not overcook it. Switch off the flame.

Once it cools add the ridge gourd to the above grinded powder with tamarind,salt,sugar and grind to a fine paste.

Transfer it to a serving bowl.

Prepare the tempering with 1 tsp oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds,hing. Once it splutter add the red chillies and curry leaves and saute it for 1/2 min and immediately pour it over the chutney.

Mix and serve it with rice or chappati.


Note
1.Do not peel the ridge gourd as it gives a unique flavor and it is full of fibre.
2.Do not overcook the ridge gourd as it will loose its flavor.

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26 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Never in my life I have either tasted it or made it...So different kind of recipe..Good one

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

wow very yummy dear...
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ANU said...

ridge gourd is one of my fav veggie this looks awesome.

DivyaGCP said...

Healthy Chutney.. Looks yum!!

Fuat Gencal said...

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Hari Chandana P said...

Wowww.. Bhale bagundandi pachadi.. Yummy !
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Nammi said...

looks delicious

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

delicious thogayal!!! we make similar one!!
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Harman said...

cud be tried:)

Divya Pramil said...

Wow looks so good and yummy :)
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సిరి said...

yummmy love it..

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Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Looks very good. I like this kind of tangy thogaiyal.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran said...

Ridegourd chutney is my favourite one with hot rice & ghee. Thanks.

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sonu said...

tht looks so yum and healthy ...im sure with hot steamed rice it will taste awesome...

Chitra said...

i make similarly..looks yumm..

Priya said...

Super like chutney,love it.

Sanoli Ghosh said...

yummy and healthy chutney, like to taste it now..

Priti S said...

I love this ...looks yum with those rotis ...

Vidhya said...

Chutney looks finger licking good.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Chutney is new to me...Looks yummy...

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Arti said...

I always had this curiosity about the pachadi chutney but never got to taste it. Perhaps now I can try! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Satya... Have a great day :)

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Jay said...

looks fantastic..
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indianspicemagic said...

I too like this chutney.Wounderful colour.

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