Beerakaya /ridge gourd, can be made in various types like curries,daal,chutneys..beerakaya chutney is very tasty along
with hot rice or rotis or dosas .
Materials:Beerakaya is washed well ,with ends cut off,and lightly
peeled the hard skin and chopped in to small pieces.
Chopped beerakaya pieces -2 cups
Seasoning:Mustard seeds 2 tsp
Methi seeds 1 tsp
Jeera 1 tsp
Red chillies 6
Green chillies 4 to 5 nos
Oil 2 to 3 tbsp
Here you go ...for chutney...
Method:1.Place a pan on the stove and add 2 tbsp oil,after it is heated place chopped beerakaya pieces in the oil and and fry till they are cooked and fried till a bit brown.It will take more than 20 min to fry in low fire. Let them cool.
2.Meanwhile place a small kadai on the stove,add 1 tbsp oil.Then add slits of
redchillies,methi seeds,mustard seeds,let upthem splutter ,toss well.After the spluttering is stopped then add green chillies,hing,and lastly curry leaves,then switch off the stove.
3.After the beerakaya mixture is cooled,grind the seasoning along with tamarind,by sprinkling a little water.After it is grinded ,add the beerakaya
pieces and grind it in to a paste.The chutney should be grinded a bit coarsely
in mortar to get a perfect taste.
Ridge gourd is called as Beerakaya in telugu.