Thursday, December 10, 2009

Aanapakaya/Sorakaya/Bottle gourd/Dudhi Pacchadi/Chutney

I had this lone half piece of aanapakaya/bottle gourd lying in the fridge for a couple of days, so I made pacchadi/ chutney for the ragi dosas I made for breakfast today. We enjoyed this chutney with dosas.

2 cups aanapakaya/ bottle gourd (washed and cut with skin)
1 tsp sesame seeds(optional)
1tsp senagapappu/chana dal
1tsp minappapu/urad dal
1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1 dried red chilly(optional)
3 green chillies(adjust)
10 peanuts(optional)
Tamarind -a small lemon sized
2 tbsps chopped cilantro
2 garlic cloves
Salt to taste

1 tsp aavalu/mustard seeds
1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
2 dried red chillies torn
4-6 curry leaves
1/2 tsp minappapu/urad dal

  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a kadai and add the urad dal, chana dal, seasame seeds, cumin seeds, peanuts and saute till they turn golden brown (take care not to burn), let cool and grind into pwd. 
  • In the same vessel add the slit green chillies and after a minute add the chopped aanapakaya/bottle gourd pieces. Saute till they are almost cooked. 
  • Add the garlic, tamarind, cilantro and saute for another 3 mints. Switch off and keep aside to cool. 
  • Grind it along with some salt and add the pwd we made before hand. 
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a kadai and when hot, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and when they splutter, add the urad dal  and let it cook for 1-2  mins. Add the red chillies and curry leaves and saute for 30 secs and switch off.
  •   Add to the pacchadi/ chutney, mix well and serve with dosas, idlis or with rice. Enjoy!!!

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