Beerakaya/Ridge Gourd Thokku Pachhadi

In my house whenever someone is not well my mom used to make beerakaya koora or beerakaya pachhadi since it easy to digest and good for health.( Ridge gourd is very rich in fiber.)
This chutney is very easy to make and very tasty.


2 beerakayalu/Ridge Gourd (You can peel the skin and cut into cubes. or you can cut into cubes along with skin)
1tbsp Sesame seeds/Nuvvula Pappu
1tbsp Urad Dal
3-4 red chillies
1 garlic clove(optional)
salt to taste
small piece of Tamarind
2tsp of oil


1/4 tsp of mustard seeds
1 red chilly
curry leaves


Heat a pan add oil,sesame seeds, urad dal, red chillies , once these turn golden brown color remove it into seperate bowl. Now in the same pan add beerakaya thokku(Skin of BeeraKaya) and pieces of beerakaya. Once the beerakaya is fried for 5-6 mts turn off the heat. Grind first all dal mixture without beerakaya. once the dals turns powder add the beerakaya thokku and grind it to smooth paste. In a pan put oil and fry the popu/tampering items. Once the mustard seeds start popping turn off the heat add this popu to the chutney/pachhadi.

Note: Do not add water since Beerakaya has lot of water. if it is too dry then add one spoon of water.

Serve this with hot rice..


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