Ridge gourd peel ki chutney(beerakaya/peerkangai chutney)

‘Ridge gourd peel ki chutney’ provides key nutrients of many vitamins, minerals and fiber which is present in the outer skin. The ridge gourd peel helps to prevent age related macular degeneration.

This is one of the basic and popular south Indian chutney; it is served with hot steamed rice, a tablespoon ghee, hot rasam and papad…delicious…very delicious…

Ingredients:

  • Ridge Gourd: ½ kg (~2 cups of peel)
  • Madras onion: 6-8 no.
  • Tomato: 1 no. (Medium size)
  • Cooking Oil – 1 table spoon
  • Urad Dal / split black gram- 1 table spoon
  • Dry Red Chilies: 2 no. (As per your taste)
  • Garlic: 4 to 6 cloves
  • Ginger: 2” pieces
  • Tamarind – 1 table spoon (as per your taste)
  • Jaggery – 1 teaspoon (optional)
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon

Seasoning:

  • Cooking Oil – 1 table spoon
  • Mustard Seeds: 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  • Dry Red Chili: 1 no.
  • Urad dal: 1 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – 1 twig
  • Asafoetida: ¼ teaspoon

Preparation:

  1. Wash and discard the sharp edges and veins of the ridge gourd, peel the skin of ridge gourd shown in the photo. You can use the pulp of this in other recipes, for this recipe you need only the peel, peel should be thicker than normal peel, the peeled portion can be used as per your normal preparation.
  2. Chop onion, garlic, ginger and tomato, keep aside

Method:

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil, Add cumin sputters it for few seconds, add ginger, garlic, onion, tomato, and curry leaves one by one into one minute intervals.
  2. Add salt, tamarind pulp and red chili, fry for couple of minutes, cover it and cook till it is done (liquid dried up). Put off the flame, allow to cool.
  3. Grind fried and cooked peel of ridge gourd, Make course paste, Ridge gourd peel ki chutney is ready after seasoning.

Seasoning:

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chili, asafoetida and curry leaves. Let it sputter, add grinded chutney, fry for couple of minutes on medium flame (continue stirring), put off the flame, transfer into serving bowl.
  2. Ridge gourd peel ki chutney is ready to be Served with rice, idli or dosa.
  3. It can be served with steamed rice or chapati also.
Ridge gourd peel ki chutney (beerakaya/peerkangai chutney)

Ridge gourd peel ki chutney (beerakaya/peerkangai chutney)

Ingredients

Ingredients

discard the sharp edges and veins of the ridge gourd

discard the sharp edges and veins of the ridge gourd

peel the skin of ridge gourd

peel the skin of ridge gourd

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

Ingredients

Add cumin

Add cumin

add ginger, garlic

add ginger, garlic

add ginger, garlic, onion

add ginger, garlic, onion

add ginger, garlic, onion, tomato

add ginger, garlic, onion, tomato

add ginger, garlic, onion, tomato , and curry leaves

add ginger, garlic, onion, tomato
, and
curry leaves

add ridge gourd peel

add ridge gourd peel

Add salt, tamarind pulp and red chili

Add salt, tamarind pulp and red chili

fry for couple of minutes

fry for couple of minutes

cover it and cook till it is done

cover it and cook till it is done

Grind fried and cooked peel of ridge gourd

Grind fried and cooked peel of ridge gourd

Make course paste

Make course paste

Seasoning

Seasoning

add mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chili, and asafoetida

add mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chili, and asafoetida

add curry leaves

add curry leaves

add grinded chutney

add grinded chutney

fry for couple of minutes

fry for couple of minutes

Ridge gourd peel ki chutney (beerakaya/peerkangai chutney)

Ridge gourd peel ki chutney (beerakaya/peerkangai chutney)

Ridge gourd peel ki chutney (beerakaya/peerkangai chutney)

Ridge gourd peel ki chutney (beerakaya/peerkangai chutney)

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