Ridge Gourd Chutney | Andhra Beerakaya Pachadi | Andhra Recipes
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Recipe type: Chutneys
Cuisine: Indian-Andhra
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Serves: 4
 
A tongue tickling chutney made with fresh ridge gourd and Indian spices
Ingredients
  • Ridge Gourd - 400 gms
  • Green Chillies -10
  • Turmeric - 1 tbsp
  • Tamarind - 1 inch piece
  • Garlic - 3 pods
  • Cumin seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - 3 springs
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Tempering:
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves - 2 springs
  • Mustard seeds- 1tbsp
  • Split urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Hing - 2 pinches
  • Garlic - 2 pods crushed
  • Dried red chilli -2
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Cut the ridge gourd into small pieces.Add oil in a kadai and saute veggies and green chillies for 2 minutes.Add in turmeric,and sprinkle some salt.
  2. Let the ridge gourd cook for almost 15 minutes on low flame until they become soft.Add in tamarind such that it becomes soft for the heat,Switch off flame after 5 min.
  3. Take it into a mixer jar,add in garlic,cumin and coriander leaves.Grind it to a coarse consistency.
  4. Heat oil in a kadai and make tempering with all the ingredients mentioned under tempering.
  5. Pour this hot thadka over the chutney and serve with hot rice.
SIRI's NOTES
You don't need to peel the ridge gourd.Also this chutney can be made with just skin of the ridge gourd.It tastes great too.
Please free to adjust spiciness by increasing/decreasing the green chillies and tamarind.
Recipe by Sirisfood at https://www.sirisfood.com/2012/12/ridge-gourd-chutney-andhra-beerakaya-pachadi/