Monday, December 21, 2020

Ridge Guard Chutney (Pachadi in Telugu)


Ridge gourd chutney (Pachadi in Telugu)


2tsp dry roasted sesame seeds 

1 tsp urad dal ( black gram )

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp chana dal ( Bengal gram)

1/2 tsp mustard seeds 

1tsp  coriander seeds

1 ridge gourd 

Small gooseberry size tamarind 

Green chili 2-3

2-3 red chili 

A hand full of curry leaves 

Salt to taste

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tomato ( optional)

For tempering

1tsp oil

Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp

Urad dal 1 tsp

fenugreek seeds 1 tsp

Asafoetida a pinch


Wash the ridge gourd and cut into pieces along with the skin.

In a pan add oil and add the dals- urad, chana, mustard,  cumin, coriander seeds, and roast. Once they change color to slightly golden, add red n green chili and curry leaves. Roast till dals are golden and transfer from the pan to the mixer. In the same pan add 1 tsp oil and add the ridge gourd and turmeric and cook till soft. Let it cool. Add the ridge gourd, roasted sesame, tamarind, salt and grind coarsely. Not into a fine paste. You can add a tomato while cooking the ridge gourd and cook it till soft and grind for a tangy taste. 

In a pan heat oil for tempering, splutter the mustard seeds. Add urad dal, fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves, red chili flakes and add this to the chutney and relish with warm rice.

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