Monday, June 21, 2010

Ridge Gourd/Luffa squash Chutney/ Peechinga Chammanthi/

Today I am going to share with you a simple vegetarian recipe: A special  chutney. We can prepare chutney with different vegetables. Here i used the   Ridge-gourd ,its also known as Luffa squash.
Wiki says the Luffa squash is commonly known as ridge gourd and is called tauri 'توری' in Urdu, "bhol" in Assamese, turai or tori (तोरी) in Hindi, parteek (कारी) in Nepali, jhinga in Bengali, janhi in Oriya, gisoda or turiya in Gujarati, Beera kaya (బీర కాయ) inTelugu, heeray kayi in Kannada, peechinga (പീച്ചിങ്ങ) in Malayalam, dodaka (दोडका) or Ghosavala (घोसावळं) in Marathi, Ghosale in Konkani,Peerkankaai (பீர்கங்காய்) in Tamil, wetakolu in Sinhala, mướp in Vietnamese language, patola in Tagalog, kabatiti in Ilocano, susemi  inKorean, hechima in Japanese, and pitulo in Padang or Minangkabau, gambas or oyong in Indonesian language or koinkon in Yoruba language.
I haven't seen this vegetable in my native place but it is a commonly used veggetable in Karnataka. They prepare lots of different curries using this ridge gourd. When I mentioned about this vegetable, My hus told me that people usually use this one (dried version) for making bath scrubber..not for cooking. Even when I talk to Amma, she also told me about the scrubber. (It is a very natural one and good for the skin too.If you are interested, visit here  to get the details of making the scrubber from this squash).Then I came to know this is one of the popular ingredient for the Kerala Shrimp Curry (Konchu Theeyal) (I will post this recipe soon).
Recently my friend told me about the variety of dishes with this ridgegourd and i saw many varieties from my fellow bloggers too. She told this one is good for chutney as well. So I decided to prepare its chutney for  Dosa . Yea,it taste really delicious as good as the coconut chutney . We really enjoyed having this veg-chutney. I just prepared the potato podimas too. All came together as a nice combination.
It is one of the easy to prepare and tasty dish.About the preparation of this chutney, Usually we have to take out the seed from this veggie for cooking.For this chutney preparation i didn't do it.and also i just added some cashews too. But be careful.do not add more cashews, it will make the chutney so sweet..You can even add the peanut instead of cashews..try both version. 
OK, Let me share the recipe of this tasty chutney.
Ingredients:
Ridge gourd: 1 medium size
Tomato: 1 small
Green chili: 1 no
Cashew nut: 3 nos
Ginger: 1 small piece
garlic: 2 pod
Onion: 1/4 of the medium onion
Tamarind: small piece
salt : to taste
Ground cumin:1/2 tsp(optional)
Coriander leaves: some
For tempering
Mustard seed: 1 tsp
Oil: 1 tbsp
Spilt urad dal:1 tsp
Red chili: 1 no
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Preparation
Step1: 
  • Peel off the Ridge gourd's skin and cut them into medium sized pieces. 
  • Cut the tomato into 8 pieces.
  • Slit the green chili, Dice the onion and crush the ginger and garlic.
  • Chop the coriander leaves
Step2:
  • Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan
  • Add the cashews followed by ginger, garlic and green chili. Sauté for some time
  • Add the Onion,Tomato ,Ridge gourd, tamarind and ground cumin. Don't forget salt.Mix well. Close the Pan and cook the vegetables for 5-7 minutes for medium heat.
  • Add the coriander leaves once the veggies cooked nicely. Let the mix to cool (5-6 minutes)
Step3:
  • Grind the cooked veggie mix using a grinder or mixer. Make a nice paste. Do not add water. 
Step4: 
  • Heat 1/2 tbsp of oil .add the mustard seeds. Once the seeds started spluttering add the split urad dal,red chili and curry leaves..Saute for 30 seconds
  • Add the grinded mix to the seasoning .mix well..Add some coriander leaves .
The delicious Chutney is ready to have.Have it with dosa or idly.Here i prepared the potato podimas too .Really a best combination  for Dosa or Idli.Enjoy..
Cook's Tip
  • Do not add water for cooking the ridge gourd.while cooking the vegetable itself produce more moisture
  • Do not add more tomato  or tamarind.just use a small amount of tamarind
  • Cumin gives nice taste if u like u can use it otherwise just discard it.

69 Said:

anudivya said...

I really enjoy all your "Cook's tip" section... keep them coming! :)

srividhya Ravikumar said...

Really interesting recipe dear.. i love it..

PranisKitchen said...

thats so quick..thanks for the lovely feedback anu and sri..

BeenaShylesh said...

thts a new to me....thanks for all ur lovely commends in my blog.....

Jay said...

Really nice n healthy recipe.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice recipe prani..looks good..

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi prani, i have used milk in the gravy, do try it, it really tastes good

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks rich and delicious dear :-)

sangii said...

looks very tasty Rani..i 2 like adding nuts in chutneys...have heard abt peechinga scrubber...tnx 4 reminding

Priya said...

Adding cashews in chutney sounds very interesting yaar, lovely chutney to enjoy with anything...

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

love the addition of nuts.....looks yummy n tempting....love with dosai or simple rice/dal

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

this sound good and comfort!

Uma said...

ridge gourd chutney with cashews sounds yummy!
need to try this!

sowmya's creative saga said...

yummy chutney...lov ethis..

Niloufer Riyaz said...

delicious chutney, love to have it with the dosai

Life is beautiful!!! said...

I used to prepare it but a different recipe. Your version sounds yummy. Will definitely try it Prani.

knk said...

nice chutney i use to ha this in home

Rachana said...

What a lovely chutney! Yumm!

Satya said...

nice chutney n very healthy too..i used to prepare birakayi chutney for rice ,never tried this version which we can have with dosa ...it sounds very interesting ..thanks for this post

Vrinda said...

Very new chutney to me..sounds yumm n healthy

Umm Mymoonah said...

Nice chutney, i used to make with only coconut. Very good explanation about ridgegourd, thank you for all the information.

VineelaSiva said...

Prani i am great fan on Ridge gourd chutney.Adding nuts is very new to me.Next time i will try ur version.

Guna's kitchen said...

well expalined... really very healthy recipe.. and good cooking tips...

Usha said...

Very healthy and delicious chutney, looks inviting!

Nitha said...

Nice one Prani... Its completely new to me

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love it Prani, we also make a variety of this chutney, the color in the pic is sooooooooo tempting

Kairali sisters said...

Wow.Never tried chutney with ridge gourd, great one Prani..

Love
Suji (Kairali sisters)

TREAT AND TRICK said...

This is totally new to me but this chutney looks so yummy dear....

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Very new and interesting recipe..Will try it and let you know !!

Kiran said...

Dear Prani,
Thank you for sharing all the different names of this vegetable.This chutney is always a favorite for us.Adding cashews is new to me.Love the color of the chutney.

You can use the peel also for the chutney.You can try adding sesame seeds too.
We need to be careful as sometimes ridgegourd can be bitter too.

Swathi said...

Rani,

Nice chutney recipe, it is new one to me. I have to try. Sure adding cashew will enhanced the taste.

Deepa said...

such a tasty and very different chutney..a must try..looks yumm

divya said...

oh wwoow..looks rich and delicious dear ....

The Housewife said...

I love this chutney and like you served it, it goes so great with tiffin items! Great post.. very informative!

Vidhya said...

I really love this chutney.. chutney looks delicious.
following you

Suman Singh said...

chutney with ridge gourd sounds new to me..but that looks delicious...and thanks for those cooking tips..very helpful..

Suja Sugathan said...

Nice chutney recipe..adding nuts sounds interesting...Me too new to peechinga..will try this and also in prawns theeyal:)

arthi said...

looks yummy..I ve never tried adding cashews. Thanks for sharing!!

Yummy Team said...

Interesting and yummy preparation with ridgegourd..I have never tried preparing any dishes with this vegetable before. I absolutely had no idea that this is one of the main ingredients for our konchu theeyal, will try adding it next time..Looking forward to your kochu theeyal recipe :)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

my mom makes chutney out of any vegetable..but I havent given ridge gourd a try yet..it looks so good..i guess i shud com out of my little world

Krishnaveni said...

lovely combo...great recipe...looks so beautiful...must be delicious rani

shahana said...

Never heard abt this before dear! Grt idea.Thanks for sharing!

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra said...

At first Prani..thks for ur regular peeping up comments in my blog..really appreciate.
Secondly never made chutney out of turiya...soo new to me.
Also liked ur gyan on all the diff names of the vege :-)

Tes said...

This chutney looks really dilicious and healthy! I will try this with dosa.

Mary said...

This is an interesting recipe. I saw the gourds in Thailand but have not seen them here. I'll keep my eyes open for them. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Sridevi said...

Very nice and yummy chutney...Recipe is very good.

Simply Life said...

This looks great!

Preeti Kashyap said...

This is so new to me! Bookmarked and loved the recipe!

Deepti said...

I usually make ridge gourd sabzi but this is new to me.

Pravs said...

like the pic with dosa..a new chutney for me. healthy and good.

M D said...

hey i love ridge gourd and use it so often in my cooking. Peechinga Chammanthi looking great!

Suma Rajesh said...

good combo with idli and dosa..looks good..

PranisKitchen said...

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Swati said...

Thanks for stopping by .... The chutney is really unique... never thot one could also make a chutney with it...

Sarah Naveen said...

ithu kollallo madam....
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Viki's Kitchen said...

Wow a chutney with ridge gourd! I have tried chutney with its skin not pulp , yours looks delicious. wanna buy ridge gourd now:)

GayathriRaj said...

Hey wowww what a yummy chutney...i think it will be good with rice too...came out really good and perfect too...nice one...

Sathya Sankar said...

Delicious Chutney, never made this before ! Thanks for visiting Appetite Treats!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Very interesting recipe, a different kind of chutney to try. Nice to be here.

Raina said...

Sounds delicious. I have never heard of this vegetable either. Thanks for the interesting information:)

Fathima said...

That definitely is a unique chammandhi... love the color... perfect w/ dosa

chaitrali pathak said...

nice one....do collect ur award from my blog

Sook said...

Oh wow, I love homemade chutney like this! Looks yummy!

Padhu said...

Delicious chutney with dosa

Valarmathi said...

Yummy chuteney,..looks delicious with dosa.

Parita said...

Delicious chutney!

Dipika said...

Hey Prani..Thanks for letting me know about my feed...let me know if ur getting my posts no..

Btw..The chutney looks yumm...never tried adding a tomato ..will try this time

PranisKitchen said...

swathi sarah viki gayatri sathya sanjeetha raina fathima chaitrali sook padhu valar paritha dipika
thanks for the lovely comments dear frnd.keep visiting

Medha Kulkarni said...

Actually, ridge gourd in Marathi is Dodka & in Konkani, it is Ghosale. But in Marathi, Ghosala is Galka!!

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