Friday, November 20, 2009

Beerakaya tokku pacchadi/Ridge gourd skin chutney

My mom-in-law makes vegetable pacchadis/chutneys with any and every vegetable and greens and we love  them. I made a few changes of my own to her beerakaya pacchadi. Mil adds green chillies,which I substituted for red and added 1/2 tbsp sugar.

Peel of three beerakayalu/ridge gourds along with seeds and 1/4 cup of ridge gourd(optional)(wash them throughly)
1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1/2 tsp dhaniyalu/corriander seeds
2-3 menthulu/methi seeds
6-8 dried red chillies(adjust according to your taste)
1/2 tbsp sugar(add more if u like or omit completely)
1&1/2 tbsp minapapu/urad dal
2 cloves garlic
Salt to taste
A small marble sized tamarind

1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1tsp avalu/mustard seeds
6-8 curry leaves
2 dried red chillies(torn apart)
1 tbsp minapappu/urad dal

Saute  red chillies, jeera, corriander seeds, methi seeds in a little oil and keep aside. Saute urad dal it changes color and emits nice aroma(take care not to burn) and keep aside.Let cool and powder. Saute the skin,seeds and pieces (if using)of the ridge gourd,tamarind till the raw smell disappears.Cool.Add to the powder, along with salt and sugar and make a paste using as little water as possible.Check for seasoning.Keep aside.
Heat another pan and add a tbsp oil and add the cumin, mustard seeds and let them splutter.Add the dried red chillies and urad dal and saute till the urad dal changes color.Add the curry leaves.Add this tadka to the ridge gourd paste and mix well.Serve with rice and ghee or phulkas or parathas.Enjoy!!!


Unknown said...

My grandma makes this often. looks yummy!

Bhagi said...

Thanks Divya....btw I tried posting a comment on ur blog and I couldn't...

sushma said...

Wow... i love this pachadi.

Bhagi said...

Me too Sushma....thanks for dropping by...

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

I first saw this one on Sailu's Blog. never knew of this. not getting time to mke. just bookmarked it.

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