Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Beerakaya Pachadi

Ridge Gourd Chutney



This is my submission for the event-Food In Colors – Green at Tongue Ticklers.

Ingredients:

Ridge gourd or beerakaya-1
Green chillies-5
Cumin seeds-1teaspoon
Tamarind-small berry sized
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Garlic cloves-2
Salt-1 tablespoon
Oil-1 tablespoon

For Seasoning: Red dry chilli pieces-4, curry leaves-a few and urad dal or black gram-1 teaspoon.






Method:

1. Peel off the ridge gourd and cut it into small pieces. There is no need to peel it finely. Leave a little bit of skin as it helps to thicken the chutney and gives it a nice colour.
2. Heat the oil in a vessel and add the slitted green chillies, cumin seeds, tamarind, garlic and turmeric powder.
3. Fry them on a medium flame until they turn light brown in colour and transfer them into a bowl. Now add the ridge gourd pieces to the oil and cook them until the oil separates.
4. Transfer them into the mixer jar and add the fried ingredients and salt. Grind them into a paste.
5. Heat the oil and add the dry chillies, curry leaves and urad dal and fry for a few seconds. Add it to the ground chutney and serve it with hot rice or dosa.

22 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I make thogaiyal ....your pachadi looks tempting,thanx for sharing:)

DEESHA said...

that looks nice .. i love ridge gourd N i havent made pachadi out of it .. looks yum

Priti said...

I love this pachadi..and also with the skin too....gud one dear

Bhawna said...

Really different Vijaya, Ridge gourd Chutney. Ummm...have to try it.

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Raks Kitchen! Is thogaiyal same as pachadi or chutney?

Deesha! Do give it a try...you will like it...

Daily Meals said...

In our house also everybody likes it Priti!

Hey Bhawna! It's very simple and easy to make...

Uma said...

Yummy pachadi! This pachadi with steaming rice and ghee, just heavenly!

Daily Meals said...

Yes Uma! It goes well with rice and ghee.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi... This is a nice recipe. Looks so good. Lovely green color. YUM!

Daily Meals said...

Hi Sukanya:) Thank you...

sunshinemom said...

What a beautiful colour and a tasty pachadi! Thanks for allowing it to grace my event:)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Love Bheerakaya, its a little different from what I make... your look very delicious

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Sunshinemom:)

Thank you Ramya:) Please post your version too...

Usha said...

Your pachadi looks delicious :)

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Usha:)

Nazarina A said...

I have proclaimed you the Green Goddess! I would love to make this dish but I would not be able to find the Gourd!!! Bummer!

Seena said...

All your chutney posts are tempting me..:p

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Nazarina a:)

My children like to eat chutneys, Seena!

raaji said...

Hi, my first time here.....
me too from andhra....nice to meet u in this blogging world....you have very authentic andhra recipes most of which i wanted to try out....esp:chakodi,peach jam,all pachadi's,badshah.....love them....thanks for sharing....will keep checking out more often

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

i have tagged you, left the rules in my blog ;)

Daily Meals said...

Thank you and welcome to my blog, Raaji:)

Daily Meals said...

Hi Ramya! Thank you for tagging me...