19 June 2014

Turai (Ridge Gourd) Chutney

Turai or Ridge gourd chutney is an excellent combination for almost any dish...especially Dosas, Idlis and Rotis.
Here's how to make it....

Ingredients :
Turai or Ridge Gourd - 1 medium
Dry Red Chilies - 2
Urad Dal (split black gram) - 1 tbsp
Tamarind - 1 small piece, about pea-sized
Salt to taste
Hing (Asafoetida powder) - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsps

Method : 
1. Peel the thorny skin of the ridge gourd but do not remove the peel completely. Wash and chop into small pieces, keep aside.

2. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. Add red chilies and fry for a minute. Now add the split black gram or urad dal and fry till it turns golden brown. Remove the dal and chilies from the oil and keep aside.

3. Add 1 tsp oil more to the pan and cook the chopped Turai or ridge gourd till they become tender. Remove and cool to room temperature.

4. Blend together the black gram, red chilies, cooked Turai and the tamarind in a mixer till it is a fine paste.
Add salt to taste and mix well.
Serve as desired.


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