Ridge gourd chutney - Beerakaya Pachadi

 Beerakaya Pachadi

Ritze gourd is easy digestive vegetable in all Gourds.   
Now i am posting Simple, easy digestive  fresh Ridge gourd chutney. Delicacy from State of Andhra Pradessh. This chutney is healthy too...

Ridge gourd chutney(Beerakaya Pachadi)

  1. Ridge gourd-(Beerakaya) 1 big size around 100 to 150g.
  2.  Black gram                    1 tea spoon
  3. Red chilli                       1
  4. Cumin seeds                  1/2 tea spoon
  5. Tamarind                      10g.(small ball size)
  6. Vegetable oil                1 tea spoon
  7. Salt                                to taste around 1 tea spoon
  1. Mustard seeds         1 tea spoon
  2. Cumin seeds           1/2 tea spoon
  3. Asafoteda               a pinch
  4. Vegetable oil       1 tea spoon
  5. (red chilii            1 optional)
  1. Peel ridge gourd skin and this pulpy vegetable  make in to small pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a pan in medium heat,add black gram and fry for few min till they turn it into golden brown color,then add red chilli and cumin seeds fry for few min.till cumin seeds has to splutter.Then add tamarind and fry fro few min.Turn off the flame.
  3. Take out these fried ingredients in a separate bowl,keep it aside to become cool.
  4. In a mean while fry Ridge gourd pieces in  same pan (what we fried chilli,cumin,black gram) for few min.and cook till Ridge gourd pieces to become soft. 
  5. Take all these fried ingredients and salt  in a  mixture grinder jar and grind well. 
  6. Remove this chutney in a serving bowl.
  7. Heat oil in a small pan in a medium heat,add red chilli,mustard seeds,cumin seeds fry for few min.till mustard,cumin s seeds to  splutter then add asafoteda and off the flame.
  8. Add this seasoning into chutney and mix well.
  9. Serve with hot rice topping with clarified butter.      

    Ridge gourd is from my garden

    Ridge gourd chutney

    If Ridge gourd is too tender we can make it few recipes  with this skin. My grand mothers used to make with  Ridge guard skin delicious  recipes. I will come soon with those recipes.

    I am sending this recipe to Pari's Only Event South Indian Recipes


    1. pachadi looks delicious ... i too do the same way !!!!

    2. Happy Ugadi(belated)...Glad to c it is straight from garden to kitchen..Yummy chutney

    3. u shd be so proud to use this gourd.. yummy chutney!!

    4. Wow, fresh from garden, looks great. Thanks for linking it to ONLY, pls update the post with the logo and let me know. Join me in..



    5. recipe sounds delicious. Happy to follow you back

    6. What's black gram in the recipe?


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