Ridge Gourd Chutney Recipe | Peerkangai Pachadi Recipe

Ridge Gourd Chutney Recipe | Peerkangai Pachadi Recipe

Ridge gourd chutney recipe – It’s a very nutritious and healthy chutney. We can also make pachadi out of the skin of this vegetable. That process is a little different. The taste of this chutney is very unique. Everyone in my family loves this pachadi. We make at least weekly once. Coconut in this chutney is optional. You can also add it if you prefer.

Ridge Gourd Chutney | Peerkangai Pachadi
Ridge Gourd Chutney | Peerkangai Pachadi

It’s is very yummy and it goes well with Idly and Dosa. It is known as Peerkangai in Tamil. Ridge gourd is a fruit and it belongs to the cucumber family. It’s rich in fiber and contains anti-inflammatory properties, protects from allergies, helps to fight bad cholesterol, and reduces weight.

Since I didn’t add coconut, this chutney stays good for 1 to 2 days if you refrigerate it. Before eating, take out the chutney and bring it to room temperature. Then it’s good to go with dosa, idli or rice.

Ridge Gourd Chutney Recipe | Peerkangai Pachadi Recipe

It's a very nutritious and healthy chutney. We can also make pachadi out of the skin of this vegetable. That process is a little different. The taste of this chutney is very unique.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Chutney, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Peerkangai Chutney recipe, Peerkangai Pachadi, Ridge Gourd Chutney
Servings: 3 people
Author: malinispace

Ingredients

  • 1 Ridge gourd slightly peel the skin and chop
  • 1 Onion medium size / in case shallots ( 4 to 5)
  • 1 Tomato medium size
  • 1 Tamarind small piece
  • 1 to 2 Green Chilies
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 to 2 tsp Chili powder
  • Salt required level
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds, Cumin Seeds, Chana dal and Urad dal
  • Curry leaves and Coriander leaves few

Instructions

  • First, wash and peel the skin of ridge gourd. No need to peel completely. Semi peeling is enough.
    Heat oil, saute the seasonings first, then add onions, green chilies and curry leaves into that after a min. saute until the onion changes color.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes into that and cook for some more time.
  • Once the tomatoes start to leave oil, add the chopped ridge gourd and saute well. After a few mins, add tamarind, salt, turmeric powder, and chili powder into that.
  • No need to add water, The ridge gourd itself will leave water while cooking and cook until the ridge gourd turns soft.
  • While cooking, add coriander leaves as well. Once it is done. Leave it to cool.
  • For grinding, Transfer the cooked ridge gourd into a mixer. Grind it to a slightly coarse paste. I like tempering the chutneys. You can also ignore if you want. Final tempering gives an extra boost to the dish.
  • Now the tasty ridge gourd chutney is ready to be served. Serve with idly and dosa.

Ridge Gourd Chutney | Peerkangai Pachadi Ingredients

Ridge Gourd Chutney | Peerkangai Pachadi Ingredients

Process:

Get the ingredients ready. Wash and peel the skin of ridge gourd. No need to peel completely. Semi peeling is enough.

Heat oil, saute the seasonings first, then add onions, green chilies, and curry leaves into that after a min. saute until the onion changes color.

Add the chopped tomatoes into that and cook for some more time.

Once the tomatoes start to leave oil, add the chopped ridge gourd and saute well.

After a few mins, add tamarind, salt, turmeric powder, and chili powder into that.

No need to add water, The ridge gourd itself will leave water while cooking and cook until the ridge gourd turns soft. While cooking, add coriander leaves as well. Once it is done. Leave it to cool.

For grinding, Transfer the cooked ridge gourd into a mixer. Grind it to a slightly coarse paste. I like tempering the chutneys. You can also ignore if you want. Final tempering gives an extra boost to the dish.

Ridge Gourd Chutney | Peerkangai Pachadi
Ridge Gourd Chutney | Peerkangai Pachadi

Now the tasty ridge gourd chutney is ready to be served. Serve with idly and dosa.

Happy Cooking 🙂

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