Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney /Heerekai Sippe Chutney

Here is one traditional recipe of Karnataka Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney /Heerekai Sippe Chutney/"Peere Sooli Bajji"( In tulu , Bajji means Chutney)
I just love the taste of this yummy chutney.This healthy chutney can be prepared at home very easily when you are bored of same coconut chutney.You can serve this chutney with any variety of dosa /hot rice.
very easy steps to be followed....

Important Note: Nowadays, farmers use lot of sprays while growing vegetables and its very harm for our health. Please use organic ridge gourd in case you want to try out this recipe.

Please try at home and let me know the response of your family :-)

Ingredients :
handful of outer skin of ridge gourd
salt to taste
pinch of turmeric powder(optional)
1/2 cup of fresh grated coconut/desiccated coconut
1 tsp of oil
1/2 tsp tamarind 

For Roasting:

1 tsp of oil
2 tsp of urad dal
1-2 dry red chilies
1/4 tsp of asafoetida powder(optional)

For seasoning:
5-6 curry leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 dry red chilly split into halves
1 tsp oil

How To Prepare?
  • First wash the ridge gourd and peel the outer skin of it. Keep the outer skin ready.
  • Heat one tsp of oil in a kadai/pan and roast all the ingredients mentioned under "For Roasting".Transfer the ingredients into a mixie jar and keep it aside.
  • Into same kadai/pan, add in outer skin of ridge gourd and saute it till it changes color and raw smell goes off( it becomes half of the original volume , that's when you have to switch off the flame)

  • After it cools down completely, add in the sauteed peel, required salt , coconut and tamarind in to the same mixie jar. Add little amount of water and grind into a smooth paste ( chutney consistency). Transfer the chutney into a serving bowl.
  • In the same pan/ seasoning pan prepare the seasoning. Heat oil , add in mustard seeds and dry red chilies. As soon as the mustard seeds pop out, add in curry leaves.Saute for few secs and add on top of chutney. Mix it well before you serve.
  • This goes well with any dosa or hot rice.

  • You can add cumin seeds, urad dal and channa dal as part of the seasoning.
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Thanks so much for going through my recipe . Please do comment and share your thoughts as well.Don't forget to share the recipe  with your friends an family if you like :-)

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