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Dec 5, 2006

Heerekai Chutney / Ridge Gourd Chutney


2 Long Ridge Gourds – The skin should not be shrunk too much between the ridges.
2 Green Chillis slit three forth vertically
Tamarind Concentrate – very little, may be less than ¼ of a small spoon
Curry Leaves – 1 stalk


Peel off the Ridge Gourd Skin and Cut both the ends. Taste for Bitterness. Do not use Bitter Ridge Gourds. Dice the Ridge Gourd.

Heat the Diced Gourd along with the Green Chillis in low Heat. Do not add water. The Gourd itself will let out some Water. Stir occasionally and Cook for a while until all the water is evaporated. Let it cool down.

Take out only one Green Chilli and Grind the Cooked Gourd (with one green chilli) along with Asafoetida, Salt, Tamarind Concentrate and Curry leaves. Grind to a smooth Paste. Season if you want to. Serve this Chutney with Steaming Rice.


Anonymous said...

You are doing it again, first red kidney bean chutney and now ridge gourd..gosh...another one which is new to me...I have a lived a sheltered life it seems...~smile~...thanks...take care

indosungod said...

Mythreyee, I have never tried Red Beans chutney that is on my to try list. Ridge gourd chutney is one of my favorites follow the exact same method you do but I also a little bit of urad dal and it tastes great with idlis

Anonymous said...

with any chutney grind curry leaves also with that will give nice aroma and taste and good for health too.

Tanuja said...

Hi Mythreyee,

Neema chutney list tumbha yummy yagide thanks for sharing these new chutney like red bean Inever tried it will surely try this now.

Vini K said...

Hi Mythreyee,this is exactly how e make it at home too.Sometimes when the gourds are very tender,I add in the skin too.Tastes very nice with hot rice and a dollop of ghee..Thanks for sharing.:)

FH said...

Yummy, I love this. and I make it for Akki riotti.Excellent.

jayakarthik said...

hey is it chutney season in ur blog....
ridge gourd chutney hmmm
sounds good
what abt the taste will it b good? better give me ur address
so that i can come to ur place n taste all the chutneys

Pooja said...

hey Mythreyee,
good chutneys with great ingrdients ! gotta try it sometime.
thanks for sharing

Lakshmi said...

i love chutneys, that's one of my fav.

swapna susarla said...

hai mythreyee....

nice looking chutney.thanks for sharing.i have tried ur mixed-veg rice .it came out very well.thanku for sharing...

Mythreyee said...

Thank you Dilip, IndosunGod, Srk, Tanuja, Vini, Asha, Jaya, Pooja, Lakshmi, Swapna for your sweet words. My friend taught me this recipe. As Srk said, I add curry leaves to most of the chutneys. Its good for health.

Also, this is one of the Recipes that doesn't need oil, unless you want to season it.

Mythreyee said...

Dilip: thanks.

Indosungod: Try it and let me know. Yes, with Urud Dal, the consistency is not very smooth and some pepople like it that way. I shall try this way next time I do this chutney

Srk: Yes, adding curryleaves while grinding enhances taste as well as good for health too.

Tanuja: Thumba Thanks. Did you see my Pomegranete Mint Chutney.

Vini: Thanks for sharing your idea. let me try this way.

Asha: Oh, I should try with Akki Rotti. Thanks.

Jaya: Ya, Pls come home. Your most welcome.

Pooja: thanks a lot. Try the Pomegranete Mint Chutney. It tastes really good.

Lakshmi: Mine too.

Swapna: Your welcome. Firstly, thanks for trying my recipe. Secondly, thanks for taking the time to let me know you liked it. thanks a lot.

anunag said...

along with heerekayi add 2 small onions, 1tsp jeera 1/4 tsp methi seeds fry add to grinding iw wil give you nice taste.

anunag said...

along with heerekayi add 2 small onions, 1tsp jeera 1/4 tsp methi seeds fry add to grinding will make it taste better.