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Friday, May 15, 2009

Ridgegourd Chutney

This week long has been very arduous and exhausting, I did make a point that my mornings are going be my stress busting time… It did work, I put my feet up and lighten myself and then by 9 in the morning boom everything came right at me not letting me settle down or loosen up, and then focusing on my cooking kriya was a lil strenuous… Last week when I hit the grocery stores I picked up a ridge gourd, I came back with some bagged veggies to see the ridge gourd missing from the stroller after brawling and wrestling with K I accomplishment the task of bringing it home safe… Oh God, ppl with 2 kids would manage them, but I had difficulty managing K…

For 3 days it lay in the refrigerator untouched, every time I opened the refrigerator thinking what to cook I could see the ridge gourd pleading to be used so I finally made it yesterday a very simple and easy to make chutney I just love the chutney I don’t mind having this chutney even without any accompaniments… Ridge Gourd is called as Beerakaya in Telugu, Peerkankai in Tamil...



Ingredients:

Ridge gourd - 1 large
Onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 2 medium
Long Hots - 3 nos.
Turmeric Powder - a dash
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Cooking Oil - 1 tbsp
Water as needed

Tempering:

Cooking Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dhal - 1-2 tbsps
Curry Leaves - a few
Red Chillies - 2nos.
Asafoetida - a pinch



Method:

All of us would have done this, crate the outer skin and remove the soft inner seeds too, wash it and chop them into small pieces. In a pan heat Cooking Oil, Cumin seeds when the seeds splutter add the chopped Onions and cook until transparent add the Long Hots and Turmeric Powder, cook until the skin turns golden brown. Drop in the diced Tomatoes cover and cook until soft. Next goes the Ridge gourd cover it until soft. Let it cool and grind it to a paste by adding lil Water if necessary...

After this its the usual drill I mean the tempering part and mix with the ground Chutney...

Serve with: Idli, Dosa or Chappathis

Chutney goes to

Mahimaa's -- 15 Minutes Cooking



I am sending my Khandvi to

Divya Vikram's -- Bookmarked Recipes

62 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

This chutney looks colorful, a healthy version too!

Prathibha said...

Lovely chutney.....even we prepare this chutney at home...

Happy cook said...

Chutney looks really yumm.
Yeah i know when my daughter was younger i had to be busy with her 24 hrs now she is a teenager it is not like that.

Laavanya said...

My husband isn't a fan of ridgegourd either - for that matter, neither am I. That chutney looks awesome though.

Padma said...

Yummy chutney Ramya ...it is looking too good ... one of my fav... u can also make chutney and or thuvayal with the ridgegourd skin ... it is really healthy and also tastes good ....

Sakshi said...

Ohh never knew could make chutney out of this...me and my total ignorance. In north India they call it Tori and the only dish I know to make out of them is a north indian one :). The chutney looks so tempting with that colour..let me go hunt for Tori this weekend.

Parita said...

Wow that chutney looks delicious...yummy with idlis and dosas :)

Pooja said...

Lovely chutney Ramya..I never added onion to it will try this time..

SAILAJA said...

I too make the same way ,but will add the whole veg.i usually don't throw any part....good

Suparna said...

HI Ramya,
The chutney looks very healthy, and I too could have it without any accompaniments.Such dishes are a boon indeed :) nice entry for the events.
Enjoy the weekend!
TC

ARUNA said...

colorful chutney Ramya..............happy weekend!!

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice chutney.. looks great.. my fav chutney..

Mangala Bhat said...

LOvely dear ...looks healthy tooo :)
Hey where do u live in boston ?

Gita's Kitchen said...

Nice photo Ramya, even I used to make this chutney, sometimes I even add some channa dhal to this :)

VineelaSiva said...

Wow lovely chutney ramya.I never add onions and tomatoes to ridgegourd.I add tamarind and jaggery this taste good.Try this.I too try ur recipe next time.

Hema said...

Wow.. It looks appetizing... will try it out...

Chitra said...

i make this chutney but adding tomatoes is new to me.will try next time....

Sweta said...

Ramya-thanks for the info about the mithai mela.Will check it out(can anyone send a recipe-or do you have to be a regular?)
My hubby is a big chutney fan-I'm sure he'll love this.BTW,do you add the skin too?

Renuka said...

i havnt had ridge gourdyet..will buyib my next grocery trip..chutney looks delicious..

Pavithra said...

Lovely chutney ramya .. I love this so much. Nice click too dear. Hot rice with ghee and chutney omg heavenly seeing ur its mouthwatering.

Jescel said...

Sometimes the most basic things are the most delicious..

Sireesha said...

Chutney looks colorful and divine...

Priyameena said...

We too make this same kind of chutney/thogaiyal just from the skin of the ridge gourd..Wonderful entry..
I too feel sometimes its very hard to manage my hubby..compared to my Son..

Priyameena said...

We too make this same kind of chutney/thogaiyal just from the skin of the ridge gourd..Wonderful entry..
I too feel sometimes its very hard to manage my hubby..compared to my Son..

Jeena said...

I love the colour I could just dip a bread into it and scoop it all up mmmmmmmmm!

Vishali said...

wonderful chutney da.....I am drooling!

Pooja said...

Creamy n lovely chutney! Have never tried making with ridgegourd yet. Perfect side dish with dosas..oh the thought itself made me drool!

kittymatti said...

Lovely post, the pic looks great, as usual!

anudivya said...

I don't use ridgegourd that much, but I have a feeling that this would be really nice with dosais and idlis. I will have to remember this recipe next time I see these gourds.

Rush said...

for someone who doesnt like the ridge gourd, this is an amazing recipe!!
will have to convince anil thou..or u know what, better still....i will make it and ask him what it is, after he tastes it!!

doggybloggy said...

ridge gourd.....what the heck is that?

Sharmi said...

hey Ramya, I never added tomato and onion to berekaya. looks nice.
How are you? You sent me a b'day card and email by mistake. I forgot to let you know!!

Valarmathi said...

Never added onion and tomato. Looks nice. Should try next time.

Priya said...

Yummy chutney, looks delicious Ramya!

Vrinda said...

Chutney with ridge gourd is new to me..i always make curry with ridge gourd..looks yummy,will giv it a try

Ivy said...

Ridge gourd is new to me as well but it sounds delicious and easy to prepare.

Smitha said...

New one for me. Looks good.

Lavanya Siva said...

wow.... my fav ramya. I just love this. I love to have it with plain rice.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Looks so colorful and yummy dear:).

Ushanandini said...

Chutney looks luscious! We used to make it with both skin and vegetable. Nice Presentation!

Srilakshmi said...

This is my fav chutney! and it looks fabulous!

Ashwini said...

My mom used to make it...Never tried making it on my own.. Ur pic looks so delicious..next time i am gonna get ridge gourd and try it..

jayasri said...

never tried this way i have one ridge gourd in my fridge, i will try this way of chutney too...., looks delicious

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

never made this.. looks great. i am sure it would be heaven with rice.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Is this Jhinga ? Looks so good - I am ready to eat it whatever it is...

Vibaas said...

i love this chutney and yours is little different but sounds as yum! :)

Varsha Vipins said...

new to me dr..looks sooo yum..:)

phanitha said...

beerakaya chutney sounds mouthwatering

Ammu said...

Ramya, thats lovely chutney. Sure it taste great with dosa and idlies.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow wow i like this spicy chutneys mouthwatering nice ccolor

Indhu said...

must be awesome with dosai :)
lovely picture!

Priti said...

My fav...I simple love this one

Sujatha said...

I make a similar version, I can imagine this goes go well with idlis/dosas.. looks yummy!

prajusha said...

chutney looks yummy and colorful..never had ridgegourd chutney.will try this.

Ashwini said...

Chutney looks yummm. Nice presentation.

veena said...

Ramya .
chutney looks yummy ..so tempting and colourful...

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RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love this chutney! Looks yummy!

I was looking for Kandhvi recipe! Urs looks very nice! Thanks for sharing:)

Subhie Arun said...

looks yummy n healthy too....

Akal's Saappadu said...

Ridgegourd chutney looks yummmy;

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Kalai said...

chutney looks yummy and colorful.

Vicky Xavier. said...

Always love this peerkankai chutney.
Love the way you arrange the dishes for the picture. Nice snap.

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