Ridge Gourd Pachadi Recipe
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Ridge gourd pachadi is a delicious pachadi recipe with a not-so-popular vegetable ridge gourd or beerakaya. The added ingredients and chillies here add a wonderful flavour to the otherwise bland vegetable.
Recipe type: Vegetarian Sides
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
  • 5 cups of ridge gourd, peeled and cubed
  • ¼ cup of shallots or red onions, chopped
  • 2-3 flakes of garlic
  • 4-5 green chillies, adjust to heat preference
  • 1 tsp of tamarind paste (or a small piece of tamarind)
  • For tempering:
  • 3 tbsp of oil
  • ½ tsp of black mustard seeds
  • ¼ cup of sliced onions or shallots
  • A few curry leaves
  1. Peel the ridge gourd, wash well, and cut into small cubes
  2. Place in a cooking pan along with the rest of the ingredients and salt
  3. Keeping heat low, cook in a closed pan for about 10-12 minutes or until the ridge gourd has cooked to a soft consistency. The vegetable will let out a lot of water so no need to add water while cooking
  4. Cool and grind to a smooth paste
  5. Heat oil for tempering and add the black mustard seeds
  6. When the seeds pop, add the sliced onions or shallots and curry leaves
  7. Fry until the onions turn golden and add the pureed mixture to this
  8. Heat through and add more salt if needed
  9. Serve warm with rice and any curry
Recipe by Edible Garden at https://www.cookingandme.com/2015/10/03/ridge-gourd-pachadi-beerakaya-pachadi/