Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Beerakaya Pachadi (Ridge Gourd pickle)

Having lived in Andhra Pradesh for a long time, I have grown up eating lot of pickles/chutneys. One of my favorites and easy to make chutneys is Beerakaya/Ridge Gourd. This is easy and its my mom's way of making this.
Ingredients:
Ridge Gourd: 2 medium sized
Green Chili: 3 (you can increase or decrease this)
Garlic: 3 cloves
Channa Dal: 1 tsp
Jeera: 1 tsp
Curry Leaves: 1 string
Salt: according to taste
Oil: 2 tbsp

For tempering:
Mustard Seeds: 1 tsp
Cumin: 1 tsp
Hing: a pinch

Method:
  • Wash and peal the ridge gourd. You can leave a little bit of skin if you like the texture to be slightly rough. Chop the veggie in to small 1 inch pieces.
  • Heat 1 1/2 tsp of oil in a pan and add Channa dal, jeera and curry leaves. 
  • Stir and add garlic pods and green chilies. Fry for a minute.
  • Now add the chopped ridge gourd to the above and cook without adding water. Stir once in a while.
  • Once the veggie is cooked, remove from the stove and cool it. 
  • In a mixer grinder, blend the veggie until it is soft. Add salt. 
  • Now, in a little pan, heat oil and add everything under 'for tempering'. 
Chutney is ready!

Serving Suggestions:
  1. With hot rice and a tsp of ghee. 
  2. With sambar rice.

19 comments:

  1. My version is quite different from urs, pickle looks super delicious and fingerlicking..

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  2. Delicious and tempting chutney..loved your version..will give this a try..

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  3. Yummy and healthy pachadhi.Love it.

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  4. Pickle looks awesome. Very unique from what I had till date.Would love to try it out.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. Wowwww... sounds delicious and tempting.. thanks for the awesome recipe.. :)

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  6. Recipe is completely new to me... looks delicious..

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  7. I love this one ...looks so gud

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  8. This pickle is very new to me. Looks super tempting. Will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. looks so delicious and wonderful pachadi !!

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  10. I make a thogayal out of this ,but with urad dal.Yummy stuff..

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  11. Love this chutney with dosa also .

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  12. nice color looks tasty pickle

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  13. Yum, looks delicious, very flavorful:)
    US Masala

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