Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Beerakaya/Ridge Gourd thokku pachadi..

Beerakaya/ Ridge gourd is a very good vegetable among all where each and every part of it is good for health and can be used in any form and in many dishes. And i dont want to waste even the skin of the ridge gourd as it is very good and tasty too. So this is the instant recipe with the beerkaya thokku/ skin.

Ingredients :-
Thokku of 2 Beerakaya (as shown)
Groundnuts - 2tsp
Tamarind - small (pedha usirikaya size)
Red chillis - 3
Dhaniyalu - 2tsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Minapappu/ Urad dal - 1tsp
Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in a pan add jeera, urad dal red chillis, dhaniyalu, groundnuts and fry for sometime till the groundnuts are fried a little.
  2. Now add the Beerakaya thokku, salt, tamarind and fry till the thokku turns little brown and keep aside.
  3. When it is cool grind the mix by adding little water and serve it.
  4. It will be good when taken along with hot rice and sesame oil or used as any chutney with tiffins like idly or dosa.

Sending this dish to the Green Gourmet Event hosted by Preeti of Write Food and also to "Best out of waste" event hosted by Nithu of Nithu's Kitchen.


SpicyTasty said...

Hi Gayathri,
My mom used to make this. I love it. I havent tried with groundnuts. Yours looks so tempting.

Viki's Kitchen said...

This is a very tasty chutney and I always wonder why many throw this away. Your recipe is very nice and chutney looks delicious.

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

I saw this recipe today on two blogs...looks so lovely.must be tasty..gotta try!!

Hari Chandana said...

Mouth watering pachadi.. naku chala istam ee chutney.. looks perfect and tempting.. thanks for visiting my blog.. :)

Valarmathi said...

NIce recipe, looks delicious.

Suman Singh said...

this recipe is quite new to me..looks yummy!

Vijiskitchen said...

This is my first visit. Looks nice helathy green dish.
welcome to

Ambika said...

Thanks Gayatri!!! I'm glad I cound discover yours :) You present your dishes so beautifully!

shahana said...

New recipeto me.Sounds healthy as well as delicious.Thanks for sharing this.


Very interesting and yummy side dish but quite new to me.....

Satya said...

hi gayathri,

first time on ur blog... nice recipe...looks tasty and seems got a nice collection of recipes

Supriya said...

Hi.. Thanks for the recipe.. But i jus wanna knw if only tamarind should be added or tamarind extract will do.. Becoz i dont have tamarind as such at home.. I have only processed tamarind paste.. So will it be ok if i try it with this tamarind paste??

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