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Monday, November 21, 2011

Ridge Gourd Chutney (Beerakaya Pachadi) -Andra Recipe

Yesterday my neighbour gave me the special ridge gourd chutney that she made .Wow it taste is super .Today i am going to prepare this Beerakaya Chutney.It is a typical Andra Recipe.In Kerala we call this ridge gourd as churakka ,and we do not make chutney from this churakka.

Ingredients to make Ridge gourd Chutney

1.Ridge gourd(Beerakaya) - 1 no
2.Tomatoes - 2 no
3.Green chillies - 4 to 6
4.Coriander leaves
5.Tamarind - one gooseberry size
6.Garlic cloves - 4
8.Oil - 3 to 4 tsp
9.Cumin seeds(Jeera) - 1/4 tsp
10.Turmeric powder - a pinch

For seasoning

1.Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
2.Curry leaves
3.Dry red chillies - 2
4.Urad dal/Minapa pappu - 1/2 tsp
5.Chana dal(Senaga pappu) - 1/2 tsp

How to make ridge gourd Chutney

1.Wash the beerakaya really well and then peel the skin of the ridge gourd .Not necessary to remove the skin completely. Cut the ridge gourd in to small pieces.

2.Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan and then saute the slitted green chillies along with cumin seeds in it .when it saute well remove it from the oil and keep it aside.

3.Then in the same pan add the ridge gourd pieces with tomatoes and saute it well.

4.When it saute well add the garlic cloves ,coriander leaves,tamarind ,turmeric powder and salt to it.

5.Remove it also from the oil and keep it aside.When it becomes cool grind it along with green chillies and cumin seeds.

6.Then heat the oil again and add the mustard seeds ,chana dal,urad dal and red chillies to the oil.When the popping sound comes out turn off the fire and add this seasoning to the chutney.