Friday 31 May 2013

Hirekayi ( Ridge Gourd ) Chutney Recipe

Posted by Veena Karanth at 08:55:00
Ridge gourd (Hirekayi) chutney is so spicy and tasty. Ridge gourd has been grounded in this recipe. So while tasting this chutney you won't be able to find out the identity of the vegetable. Generally ridge gourd is a vegetable which has cooling properties in it so it is advisable to use ridge gourd every now and then. It is very risky to use when guests arrive as sometimes it turns to be very bitter in taste. It is a diabetic friendly vegetable as it lowers the blood sugar.

Hirekayi Chutney

How to Prepare Hirekayi / Ridge Gourd Chutney

This recipe does not take up much of your time. It  just takes around 20 minutes to prepare.
With the below ingredients you can ideally serve it to  around 6 people

Ridge gourd / Hirekayi Chutney Ingredients

  • Hirekayi / Ridge gourd - 1 
  • Coconut Scrapings - 1/4 cup
  • Red chilli ( Byadige Chilli) -  4 
  • Green Chilli - 2
  • Tamarind - Small marble sized ball
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - A small pinch 
  • Curry leaves - 1 Strand
  • Coriander Leaves - 2 Strings
  • Urad deal - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds. - 1 tap
  • Oil. 3 tap

Method to Make Ridge gourd / Hirekayi Chutney 

  • First and foremost , wash the ridge gourd thoroughly
  • Scrap the ridges and the skin of the vegetable 
  • Chop the vegetable into small pieces
  • Heat a pan, and then add oil into it
  • Add 1 tsp urad dal, 3 Red Chillies, curry leaves and the vegetables in to it
  • Fry it in the oil for around 5 - 6 minutes till the vegetable is cooked properly.
  • Once the fried item cools, add asafoetida and green chilli in to it
  • Take a mixer jar and add the fried items in to it
  • Also, add the coconut scrapings , salt, tamarind, coriander leaves and a little bit of water
  • Run the mixer till the ingredients are smoothly blended to a form of  coarse paste
  • Heat another small pan for tadka (seasoning)
  • Add 1 tsp of oil, 1 broken red chilli, urad dal (black gram), mustard seeds and curry leaves in to it.
  • When it starts spluttering transfer it to the chutney bowl

Your Hirekayi Chutney / Ridge Gourd Chutney is now ready to be served !!!

Kitchen Masti Points

  1. See to it that before preparing this chutney, taste the ridge gourd a bit, since there are chances that the vegetable you are about to use  might be sour sometimes.
Ridge Gourd Chutney

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