Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Ridgegourd Chutney

This is again my mom's speciality. It's a simple recipe that tastes very delicious. When i was pregnant with my first child, i remembered this chutney one day and started craving for it. I didn't know what Peerkangai was called in English, nor did i know how a peerkangai looked as i've only seen the end product. Only if someone enters the kitchen to help their mom, they will know what things look like before they are cooked, right? :-) Somehow i managed to find out that it is called Ridgegourd and i searched in google and got a picture of it, sent it to my dad and got confirmation from him and then bought it from the market. After all the efforts, i was really apprehensive to taste it, but luckily it turned out to be good and tasted close to my mom's. Thank Heavens! :-)




Ingredients :
Ridgegourd - (1 Peeled and cut)
(In US, it is big and i doubt that they will be as big anywhere else)
Channadaal - 2 spoons
Urad daal - 2 spoons
Cilantro - 1/2 bunch (optional)
Redchillies - 3
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds, hing and curryleaves for seasoning.

Tamarind paste - 1/2 spoon

Method :
Heat little oil and pop mustard seeds. Add hing, curry leaves, redchillies, urad daal, channadaal and fry till the daals are golden brown. Add the chopped cilantro and fry for few seconds. Add the cut ridgegourd pieces and saute till they are little brownish. Turn off the stove and let it cool and add tamarind paste and grind it.

It's usually taken with Idli / Dosa, but tastes great when you mix it with Rice and Ghee.

I am sending this to Ramya's Chutney Mania.

37 comments:

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks yummy.. nan pannadhe illa. kasakaadha?

Varsha Vipins said...

Thats a lovely Chutney Vibaas..:)

Sanghi said...

Hi Vibaas, this is really different and tasty! Will surely try out!

Vibaas said...
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Vibaas said...

Thx all.

Mahi, kasakadhu. actually, it has a slight sweet taste.

Ann said...

What do u think about adding some curry leaves ? as such this is a new chutney to me..Whenever we visit our chennai home,our sincere tamil maid used to make lots varieties of chutney..They were all awesome..but this even she may not be knowing..hats off to your chutney love..

Vibaas said...

Ann, i love adding curry leaves to almost everything :-) In this also i have mentioned curry leaves along with mustard seeds and hing. It really gives a nice flavor.

Preety said...

my friend told me about this chutney a couple of weeks ago but as she never measures ingredients during cooking so i didn't hav the exact recipe to make this chutney..but now i have..thanks for sharing..

jeyashrisuresh said...

vidya i too lovde this .we will make using the skin of the ridge gourd.i will taste really yummy. the chutney will go yummy with bread also

G.Pavani said...

looking yummy ...

Priya said...

Looks delicious...let me post my version soon..its completely different one..

Navita said...

...thanks for stopping by :)

i hope i can expect frequent visits from you. :p

m off to google to check the ridegourd pic lol

SINDHURA said...

Hai vibha,
This is Sindhura of Bayleaf.This is regarding your query.I was unable to get your mail id so i am chipping in like this.
You can send open sandwiches,pizzas anything that has bread as an ingredient.
Hope to have your enthusiastic participation
Best regards
Sindhura
http://sindhura-bayleaf.blogspot.com

Vibaas said...

Thanks all.

Sindhura, i hope i will send some entries soon :)

Navita, good luck with finding ridgegourd. LOL :)

SriLekha said...

looks great!

Indranee said...

Hmm...this chutney looks really yummy!

Pavithra Kodical said...

I remember my mom was making this chutney..Never tried though...Will follow your recipe.

Keerthana said...

hi, good to see another ridgegourd dish:) it looks lovely:)

Gita's Kitchen said...

Wish You a Very Happy New Year Dear! I have never tried this chutney before, now I am simply try this one. They look delicious :)

Deepa Hari said...

Nice chutney....We make this with the skin too.

Thank you Vibaas for the info abt. soya milk. It was helpful.

Vibaas said...

Thx again friends. hope you try the updated version :-) Silly me...i dont know where my brain was yday!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Hey Vibaas, thats so nice, went thro' all the hardships for peerkankai chutney! I am glad that the output was close to your mom's(back then).

Sanghi said...

Good vibaas, Do check my new blog at http://www.sanghi-worldfoodtreat.blogspot.com and leave ur comments.

Ann said...

Vibas,ha ha..that happens dear.but you know,that tamarind makes a lot of difference..You are truly awesome dear..

rekhas kitchen said...

Iam a big fan of pickles and chutnes ridgegourd chutney look so mouthwatering mmmmm with hot rice

Vibaas said...

thx friends.

sowmya said...

we call it thuvayal..looks yummy..

Shama Nagarajan said...

looking yummy...lovely one

Sunshinemom said...

I love chutneys but never make them - blame it on the mental block!! Yours looks delicious:)

Usha said...

Yum chutney...have never tried using ridgegourd in chutney...very interesting :-)

DEESHA said...

looks very nice. shall try this

Paru ... said...

Looks yummy and a very nice post. Need to surely give it a try..

Vij said...

Looks lovely chutney vibaas!

Jaishree said...

Ridgegourd chutney look so lovely & mouthwatering...

Uma said...

delicious chutney! looks mouth-watering.

Aparna said...

A very Happy New Year to you.

I discovered this chutney a couple of years back. Yes its very good with dosas.

Asha said...

HeHe!! I do that too sometimes,forget the main ingredient! It's those kids who make you go senile early, isn't it? :D
I just dropped my 13yr old son to school after taking him to Orthodontist (took the braces off finally after 4yrs!) and I forgot to feed the dog before I left!:P
I love this chutney with rice rottis. I add finely chopped raw onion to it in the end to get a crunch! :)

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