ಹೀರೆಕಾಯಿ ಬಜ್ಜಿ/Ridge Gourd Chutney

Past week was a Flu galore at home. One after the other falling sick in a row hope mine is the last attack lucky my daughter has escaped so far. Even with the flu is there a way to get out of cooking or eating no way!. For me whether it is fever flu or cold while hot saaru(rasams) and soups provide me a healing affect but I can never be without eating pachadi/raita/yogurt/gojju. Yeah it is true, until a few years ago I would never touch anything cold during the time of cold like be it yogurt/raitas but now it has changed may be due the weather here in Singapore it makes you eat something cool. This in one such pachadi or you can call it Baji/chutney with slight ting of yogurt goes very well with rice. Sorry buddies my photos are as gloomy as I am, with a little thought whether to post or not finally I agreed with my heart after all this is for my buddies so here it is .

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All you need:
4 medium Ridge gourd peeled
onion -1 chopped finely
grated coconut – 4 tbsp
yogurt – 2-3 tbsp
salt and jaggery for taste
green chillies – 2 – 3
methi/fenugreek seeds – 1/8 tsp
Hing – 1/8 tsp
oil to fry – few drops just enough to fry
raw Jeera seeds – 1 tsp

Method: Cut and boil ridge gourd with salt and water. While boiling fry in oil roughly cut chillies, hing and methi seeds. Grind the masala with coconut and jeera seeds. Make sure you do not use additional water while grinding use the water that is left in the boiling of the gourds. Once the coconut is in paste form add the boiled ridge gourd pieces corsely just one blend for 2 secs. Carefull while grinding as it may splash in case the gourds are not cooled enough. Now add onions, salt, jaggery and yogurt for enough sourness as required. Serve with rice.

Note: Make use of very tender Ridge gourds. The texture of this chutney is semi course not very watery nor very thick. You can add more yogurt to make raita. The sweetness of the ridge gourd with flavour of raw jeera and chillies makes it very unique.

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31 Comments Add yours

  1. Coffee says:

    Talk about flu!! All my students pass it on to me…… so the whole of last week I was swinging in and out of it!!
    With our kind of weather these foods are always more than welcome!!!!! This chutney sounds nice
    You are right coffee, the weather is so gloomy or am i feeling because of the flu :-/. Try this chutney with a young luffa we get here rather than the indian luffa it tastes great!

  2. archana says:

    I am a gr8 fan of pachadis. I can have it just like that cool from the fridge . Love the colour of your pachadi

    Hi Archana me too love it anytime only sad it i can’t carry for lunch so everytime i wait for dinner to have it 🙂

  3. bee says:

    your pic doesn’t look gloomy at all. it looks bright and yummy.

    oh Bee you are such a cutie dear 🙂 thks. may be i am feeling because of my flu

  4. Bharathy. says:

    Flu?get well soon..
    By the way,love ridge G chutneys..I make it with the skin actually..try it out !with mustards and urad tampered and a few of green chillies and red chilis,witha small ball of tamarind..peerkai thol chutney…will try your version too as I Love this veg.Thanx for sharing

  5. Bharathy. says:

    I typed a comment where did it go??

  6. Bharathy. says:

    mm let me do it again..love your entry..will certainly try it as I love this veg..I make chutneys with the skin yeah..mustards and urad tampered,witha few green and red chillied sauted in the same kadai and grinding it witha samll ball of tamarind..Good for a sick mouth..
    Get well soon!

    Sorry i demarked the comment it was held as a spam dunno why?. We i do make chutney with the peels too!i have posted earlier with the sorekayi peels. thks for letting me know dear 🙂

  7. sia says:

    oh!!! dont talk abt the weather… ega maneli ellaru heenge iddavu? ella ushariddira?
    pachadi looks delicious and bright unlike the weather here:)

    sia ega aramagi eddare. enage innu swalpa dina heege satayisthu anistu . enjoy the weekend.

  8. indosungod says:

    Roopa hope all of you feeling better. The Pachadi looks bright and tasty just the thing for those taste buds.

    Thks dear 🙂 i am feeling better today.

  9. Oops! I hit the “enter” key by accident That’s supposed to say Hi, Roopa! Your ridge gourd chutney looks really delicious — one of my fav. veggies but have not tried making this. Thank you for sharing it! Hope everyone at your house is on the mend now
    Linda

    Hi Linda, thks for your concerns do try the chutney i am sure you would love it. We all are feeling better today.

  10. Asha says:

    Love the Heerekai chutney,I have one recipe too at FH.LOve to eat it with akki rottis.
    Looks great.Don’t worry about the photo,we can’t be perfect all the time!
    Get well soon,hugs:)

    Yumm Akki roti madi thumaba dinna ayithu, i will check your recipe must be different …..the just hate to take the antibiotics. next week i will e back!!

  11. Ramya says:

    Hey, I love heerekai bajji too!!! thanx for the recipe…. you take care n get well soon!!

  12. sandeepa says:

    Aaaaww get well soon, hugs to make you cheerful 🙂

  13. Richa says:

    hey the chutney looks yum, love these kinds of chutnies full of nutrition.
    hope u r better now! take care & have a good wknd!

  14. Mishmash! says:

    Hope you re back in action , seeing your last comment on mine…:) Take good rest over the weekend !

    Shn

  15. Dilip says:

    I have tasted many chuntnies before but never this one…gosh i have to try it…looks great…I bet it tastes great too…thanks for sharing…

  16. seema says:

    Roopa,
    Hengiddi ningo yellaru? Jagrathe madi aatha..Hope you get better son. Herakai bhaji looks yummy. Engo idra cholinda hinge madthiya, with tampering and mosaru hakadde. I loved your recipe. Thanx buddy and hope you get well soon.

  17. Rajani says:

    Hi Roopa,
    How r u ? I hope you all get well soon. Eat rasam’s and take rest.

    cheers
    rajani

  18. Cynthia says:

    Sweetie, I am so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Take care of yourself and get better soon. You are a true foodie – you cook through your illness and post on your blog, you rock 🙂

    Lots of hugs.

  19. Roopa says:

    @Ramya, Sandeepa, Richa, Mishmash
    I am feeling better today will be back next week. thnks for all the concerns and it feels a lot nice to see the assurance from you buddies

    @Dilipji, Do try the chutney we make chutneys from most veges which is nevertheless very tasty too!

  20. Roopa says:

    @Seema
    Thks dear 🙂 ega enage addile, heerakayi chutney en ammana maneli hage madtha. edu en Atte manelli heege madtha swalpa chutnetnu alla thamblinu alla atara taste irthu try madi nodu.

    @Rajani, Cynthia
    Thks a lot! I am feeling better today will be back soon…

  21. Sig says:

    Ouch Roopa, hope you are feeling better now… getting sick sucks… But that chutney hopefully made you feel a little better… take care…

  22. sunita says:

    That’s a new recipe for me…get well soon…

  23. Viji says:

    Another interesting side dish Roopa, Tks for sharing. Viji

  24. shivapriya says:

    Your berakaya (ridgegourd) yougurt chutney is different for my mom’s. I never made.
    Hope ur feeling better now. Take care. Hugs

  25. Sharmi says:

    I dont find the pic! hope you are feeling better now. take care.

  26. Suma Gandlur says:

    That one is a different version than mine. Will give it a try. Thanks for the recipe.

  27. Roopa says:

    Thanks a lot for all your comments. I am feeling better now. i tried to use photobucket for my pictures. Please let me know any of you have problems viewing the pictures.

  28. Lakshmi says:

    Hi Roopa, Trust you are doing fine. Well I had heard of herekayi sippe chutney, this is something new. Wow!

  29. Roopa says:

    Lakshmi thanks dear for checking on me. Sippe chutney use the same recipe as have posted earlier for sorekayi sippe chutney

  30. Lakshmi says:

    Where do u live in Singapore. We stay very near to Ginza Plaza, West Coast.

    Hey we stay in Sembawang! West coast nice area. We stayed stay few yrs in the west too.Have a great weekend

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