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Monday, March 23, 2009

Ridge Gourd Chutney / Heerekayi Chutney

1 medium sized Ridge Gourd / Heerekayi
1/2 medium sized Onion
1 - 2 tsp Cashew nuts
1 tsp Dalia Split / Putani / Chutney Kadle
2 - 3 Green Chillies
1 - 2 Garlic flakes
Small grape sized Tamarind
2 - 3 strands of Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Black Gram seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida powder
1 - 2 broken Red Chillies
3 - 4 tsp Oil

Peel the ridge gourd  as shown in the picture below.

Cut the peeled ridge gourd into medium sized pieces. Chop onion into small pieces. Cut the green chillies into two pieces. Remove the outer cover of garlic and mash it.

Put 3 tsp oil in a pan and heat. Add tamarind and fry it for 1-2 mins in medium flame, remove it from oil and keep it aside. Similarly fry green chillies, cashew nuts & dalia split, garlic one by one for about 1-2 mins in medium flame and keep them aside. Put 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/4 tsp cumin seeds, chopped onion and fry them for about 4-5 mins until onion turns golden in colour. Add chopped ridge gourd, salt and mix well. Add little amount of water and cook them well by covering a lid for about 7-8 mins.

Put this cooked ridge gourd in a mixer and grind it for a minute. Add little amount of water if required. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Put 1/2 red chilly, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, black gram seeds, 1 tsp oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add pinch of asafoetida powder and keep it for few seconds and then add it to Chutney. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Dosas/Rottis. Thanks to Vahrehvah for the recipe.


Savi-Ruchi said...

heerekayi chutney without coconut, looks impressive. Will try it today itself as I have some at home.

Krishnaveni said...

Hi Sushma,
Thanks for the comments :-)
Please let me know the outcome...

SMN said...

hey aanu i rithi alla madudu.. i make chutmey out of the peel . this one is really nice will give it a try..