Monday, July 26, 2010

Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney /Beerakaya pottu(thokku) pacchadi

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Andhra Pradesh is known for the fabulous pacchadi's which are prepared freshly with different kind of vegetables.These pacchadi's taste best when they are pounded in stone mortar and pestle which probably our grand parents and parents would have used.Now a days the usage of those stone one's are restrained only to the villages and some of the few house holds in cities.Many of us discard the peels of ridge gourd while cooking but infact those peels can be used to make this yummy pacchadi.So let us peek into the recipe to see how simple it is to make.

Ingredients:

2 large tender ridge gourd
5-6 dry red chillies
2 tsp urad dal
1 tsp chana dal
1 tsp jeers
2 tsp tamarind pulp
2 tsp oil
salt to taste

for Tadka:
1 tsp ghee/oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
a pinch of hing
1 red chili, broken
3-4 garlic pods
7-8 curry leaves

Method:
  • Peel the outer skin of ridge gourds and use the chopped ridge gourd pieces for other preparations like making dal,kootu,pacchadi etc.Check the taste of it as sometimes the ridge gourd can be bitter too,if it is bitter its better to discard it and use another one.
  • Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and add ridge gourd peels and fry until they are tender and keep it aside until it cools.
  • Heat again a tsp of oil in the same pan and add chana dal,urad dal,jeera and fry until turn slight red in color.
  • Add red chillies and fry again and add tamarind pulp at the end and switch off the flame.
  • Grind the fried dal's.red chillies along with tamarind pulp and salt to a slight coarse powder.
  • Now add the fried ridge gourd peels and blend in whipper mode to a coarse paste.Do not grind it to a fine paste.
  • Heat ghee in a small pan and crackle mustard seeds and add garlic pods,broken red chili,curry leaves and hing and fry well and add to the ground paste.
Serve it with hot rice,ghee and papad.

In the above photo you can see the rice ball made with the prepared pacchadi with a dollop of ghee and in the background you can see ridge gourd dal and vankaya kotthimeera karam(stuffed brinjal with coriander) which I will try blogging them soon too.

Notes:

  1. You can follow the same method and prepare the pacchadi with bottle gourd peels and ridge gourd pieces and skipping the peels of ridge gourd.
  2. For a Vegan version use oil instead of ghee for tempering.

38 comments:

Suma Rowjee said...

Love this chutney, looks so inviting with the rice..

RV said...

Such a tempting pic, love the chutney and the pickles on the side.. Am drooling here.

Priti said...

I made during weekend too and simply love this ...urs looks delicious and yum

♥Aps♥ said...

The whole lot is inviting.... and loved the recipe and even the brinjals they luk so yum.... :)
And same pinch even i posted a chutney today :)

Sush said...

2nd picture is soo tempting.., will try your version soon :)

Satya said...

i love this chutney ...my mom used to prepare this ...ur's looks very tempting ...ur clicks makes me drooling here

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Jay said...

Beauuuuuutiful tempting clicks again Prathy...

Priya said...

I do often this chutney, beautiful spread, truly tempting..

Preeti Kashyap said...

I have to try this one! Looks so tempting!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

awesome ...lovely pics and mouthwatering dish....looks tempting and yum

Suman Singh said...

I cannot take my eyes of that platter, its making me hungry..a wonderful visual treat to my eyes..love to try this sometime..thanks for sharing !

Umm Mymoonah said...

Lipsmacking Pachadi, looks so yummy.
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Umm Mymoonah said...

Lipsmacking Pachadi, looks so yummy.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving your valuable comments:-)

Gulmohar said...

Love Andhra pachadis, gongura being our fav :-)This looks fabulous Prathi...

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Nice recipe .Love the pics:)

KALVA said...

yummmo.. love the chutney.. this reipe is still sittiung here.. gotto post mine soon

jeyashrisuresh said...

delicious recipe with drooling bright pictures.

Nandini said...

Lovely colored and tasty thokku! Our fav:)

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Pratibha
How are you?
This is an awesome recipe and very new for me. I eat quite a bit of ridge gourd, but mostly I cook without peeling. I shall try immediately.
my wife often makes a paste like dish with raw banana/plantain peels. Some day if I can see what she is doing , I shall publish the recipe :-)
Have a nice week

Hari Chandana said...

Aahhh Prathibhaaa.. Chusthuntene norooruthondi.. mee presentation ayithe simply amazing.. nenu garlic use cheyanu.. next time try chesthanu.. gr8 clicks dear !!

Pravs said...

looks so yummy and delicious.

sanjeeta kk said...

Very tempting chutney.

Kanchan said...

I always prepare these whenever I have the ridge gourd. The prep is bit different see http://personaltadka.blogspot.com/2009/09/ridge-gourd-skinedges-chutney-shirala.html
I would love it this way too.

Varunavi said...

Lovely chutney,i had it yesterday.Nice clicks.

jayasree said...

Tempting pics. Though I knew ridge gourd peels can be made into chutney, have never attempted it. But your mouthwatering pics may push me to give it a try.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I have not yet tried this chutney with the peels,love the recipe,lovely pictures Prathiba!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Yummy chutney, looks wonderful and delicious.

Khaugiri said...

Luv ur version of chutney....willtry it next time.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice recipe prathiba,very lovely clicks as well...

Hema said...

The chutney looks yummy.. the ball is so cute..will love to have it.. waiting for the eggplant recipe:)

Aparna S Mallya said...

Tasty chutney recipe. We call this gosale sheere chutney.

PJ said...

I love this chutney and u have a tempting spread there!!Everything looks so delicious :).

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Rekha said...

Looks delicious with the rice, yumm

Krishnaveni said...

lovely chutney, beautiful pictures, inviting

kanthi said...

Good clicks prathibha,a tasty chutney with hot rice,yummy..

Aparna said...

Ridge gourd is a vegetable which isn't very popular in my home, though everyone likes chutney made with it.
Your pachadi looks good and sounds promising.

Nisha said...

That sounds totally yum. New to me . Bookmarking this one

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