Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Beerakaya Pachadi | Peechinga Thogayal | Ridge Gourd Chutney

Ridge gourd chutney is one of my favorite dish & it is also my mom's recipe. I loved the balanced taste of tanginess & sweet in it.I used a whole ridge gourd without peeling it. The skin of ridge gourd gives a beautiful texture to the chutney & won't make the it gooey. 
I'm linking this chutney to my event "Pickles & chutneys" which ended on Oct4th. I want to take a moment & thank one and all who  participated in my event. Click on the above link to explore the delicious dishes posted by fellow bloggers. 

1 Big ridge gourd
6 Green chili's
2 Garlic pods
1 Tbs tamarind
1 Tbs grated jaggery 
For Seasoning
1 Tsp mustard seeds 
1 Tsp Jeera 
1 Tsp coriander seeds
1 Tsp seasame 
6 Red chili's
Few methi seeds
1 Tbs oil

Heat a pant with 1tbs oil. Then add the seasoning ingredients to pan and fry them for 2 mins. Check carefully that seasoning won't burn.Allow it to cool & transfer it to mixie/Grinder.In the same pan add the chopped ridge gourd & garlic. Fry them for 1 min & then close them with a lid.Allow them to cook & switch off heat.
First grind the seasoning then add the cooked ridge gourd, tamarind,green chili's, jaggery last comes the salt. Grind them coarsely & check if the the taste is balancing. 

Serve chutney with rice & a dollop of ghee.