Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ridge gourd peel, tomato chutney / Beerakaya Thokku Tomato Pachadi

This chutney is made by ridge gourd (beerakaya) peel and tomato.  Ridge gourd peel is full of fiber.

This is a very quick recipe which is made in no time and goes well with rice, dosas or rotis. When making this chutney, choose ridge gourd which is not too hard. By adding tomato gives fine touch and superb taste.


Ridge gourd peel (cut them into small pieces) – 1 cup
Green chillies – 5-6 no
Tomato -1 no
Coriander leaves – ½ cup
Tamarind – very small lemon size
Jeera – ½ tsp
Garlic – 2pods
Salt as Required


Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
Urad dal – ½ tsp
Jeera – ½ tsp
Curry leaves – 2 no
Red chilli – 1 no
Hing a pinch

  • In a vessel on medium heat add 1 tsp of oil and add ridge gourd peel and fry for 4-5mins.
  • Add green chillies, garlic, coriander leaves and sauté for a min and keep it aside.
  • In the same vessel add another 1 tsp of oil and fry the chopped tomato and fry till the tomato becomes soft.
  • Once cooled grind all the above sautéed ingredients along with tamarind, jeera and salt.
  • For reasoning heat a tsp of oil in a vessel and add mustard seeds, urad dal and jeera.
  • After they splutter add curry leaves, red chillies, hing and stir for 2-3seconds.
  • Add the reasoning to the grounded paste and serve with rice or dosas.


  1. Ridgegourd peel tomato chutney looks delicious, nice combo for dosa.

  2. whenever i get fresh really clean, letha beerakaya, i make it for sure, minus the tomato time will try with tomato :)
    looks yum
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  3. What a delicious combo..must try this version!

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  4. We make it in a different way. Love ur version

  5. Looks yummy....and always like these kind of pachadi's

  6. Can have this chutney with anything,tongue tickling chutney..

  7. Never tried it before, seems delicious, will try it wth dosas

  8. Delicious looking chutney, nice click.

  9. great recipe..looks so delicious..

  10. I took make this but minus tomato,next time will try with tomato....

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  12. yummy chutney with lovely presentation....mouthwatering...

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  15. We are big on chutneys and this one looks absolutely yummy! Beautiful shot!

  16. Thank u for all ur wonderful comments :)

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  18. delicious and very new recipe to me....will try this soon...bookmarked...
    loved your space,happily following you...

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