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Ridge Gourd Chutney

Friday, March 19, 2010

Here i am with my fav chutney. I love roti pachadi/ Stone n  Mortar chutney. Unfortunately, i dnt have that..Back in India, we used to have this chutney's  in meal for at least 3 times a week. I love them so much bcoz they taste gr8 n healthy too. My mom used to make chutney with all kinds of veggies. She used to make chutney, even with peels of veggies. They taste very gr8 with hot hot rice n a touch of ghee. They taste gr8 even with dosa, idli or any fried fritters..From that combination, i made Ridge Gourd n Bottle Gourd Peel Chutney. Today's chutney is made with whole ridge gourd.. 

Ridge Gourd : 1, chopped into Medium sized cubes
Tomato: 1 medium, halved
Green Chili: 3-4, halved,
Red chili: 2
Channa dal: 1tsp
Urad dal: 1tsp
Cumin Seeds: 1tsp
Mustard Seeds: 1tsp
Coriander Seeds: 1/2 tsp
Tamarind Paste:  2tsp or small lemon size raw tamarind
Salt: to taste
Oil: 1tsp
Cilantro: 1 cup, finely chopped
1) In a skillet, heat oil n add ridge gourd cubes. Don't peel the skin..
2) Fry for 2 mins uncovered.
3) Add remaining ingredients except salt, cilantro n tomato. if  using tamarind use it now.. If using tamarind paste don't add it now. 
4) Fry for 10 mins on medium heat, covered.
5) Add Tomato n tamarind paste n cook for 2 mins uncovred.
6) Switch off n add half cup cilantro. Let it cool .
7) Grind it in a mixer to a smooth or coarse paste.
8) Spoon it into a bowl n add cilantro n remaining cilantro

Enjoy ridge gourd chutney with rice..


Priya March 19, 2010 at 3:08 PM  

Nothing is waste in ridge gourd na...chutney looks fantastic..

FoodLovers March 19, 2010 at 4:34 PM  

looks delicious

Superchef March 19, 2010 at 5:51 PM  

That looks delicious!! I am sorry but my Sambar Rice recipe does not have any beans in it, so I may not be able to send it for your event. If i do make soemthing before the event ends, I will sure send it your way. :)

RAKS KITCHEN March 19, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

I love this with hot steaming rice! TAtse divine with ghee topping :)

Hari Chandana March 20, 2010 at 12:22 AM  

Lovely dish.. the color looks perfect.. ur post so tempting me to make this.. :)

Ushnish Ghosh March 20, 2010 at 12:24 AM  

Dear Silpa
I have been using ridge gourd in all possible kind of Bong and Oriya dishes, but never had this before. It is so new for me!
WIll try soon.
Have a nice weekend

Shama Nagarajan March 20, 2010 at 3:19 AM  

delicious chutney....nice photo

Deepa G Joshi March 20, 2010 at 9:08 AM  

hey this looks so delicious..yummy

kitchen queen March 20, 2010 at 11:34 AM  

I too make ridgegourd chutney a little differently.It is one of my favourites.

Rachana Kothari March 21, 2010 at 9:21 AM  

The chutney looks great!

Premalatha Aravindhan March 24, 2010 at 5:10 PM  

yummy recipe thanks for sharing...

Pavithra Srihari April 17, 2010 at 12:56 AM  

simply superb ... for a ridge gourd freak like me .. anything made with it is divine. I have bookmarked it to try it out.

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