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Monday, February 22, 2010

Beerakaya Pachadi / Ridgegourd Chutney

Required ingredients:
Peeled and cut ridgegourd cubes - 3 cups
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Red chilies - 12
A pinch of turmeric powder and asafoetida each
Oil - 2 Tbsp
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a small saute pan and add urad dal and mustard seeds. When urad dal starts to brown, add the red chillies, turmeric powder and asafoetida. Saute for a few seconds and add the ridgegourd cubes. On low heat, cook covered till the ridgegourd cubes are tender.
Cool the mixture. Add enough salt and grind into a coarser paste.
Serve with some hot, steamed rice and a spoon of ghee.

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Happy Cook said...

Looks so so beautiful and delcious.

kitchen queen said...

I too make ridgegourd chutney.Urs is yummy.

Subhashini said...

For me this recipe is completely new.Friday my hubby's week off and I am surely gonna make this.

DEESHA said...

we make this one too. i love it with rice

Priya said...

YUmmm!!!chutney looks fantastic..