February 8, 2011

South Indies: Heerekayi Bajji/Ridge Gourd Chutney

It's been a while, since I posted a  typical South Indian recipe. The one that I have for you today is Ridge Gourd Chutney or Heerekayi Bajji in Kannada. In the Bangalore-Mysore regions of Karnataka, Bajji is a kind of chutney made out of cooked vegetables & not just coconut. Another popular Bajji from this region is made using smoked eggplant .. That recipe is for another day ...

Ridge Gourd Chutney

You Will Need:
  • 2 cups Ridge Gourd
  • 1/2 cup fresh coconut - grated
  • 5 green chillies
  • 1 tbsp tamarind extract
  • A small lump of jaggery
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • Salt as pet taste
  • 1 tsp oil
How To:
  • Peel ridge gourd & dice them into cubes. Pressure cook ridge gourd & green chillies. Allow it to cool & set aside.
  • Grind together, cooked ridge gourd & green chillies alongwith coconut, tamarind extract, jaggery & salt, into a smooth paste.
  • Transfer to a bowl & temper with mustard & fenugreek seeds.
Serve with Rice .. Enjoi !!!!

This is a great way to make use of Ridge Gourd. This can be served alongwith Idli/Dosa too, But it tastes best if eaten alongwith Rice.


NOTE: You can even saute diced Ridge Gourd in a small amount of oil till cooked. This definitely tastes better than the pressure cook method. If you have time on your hand & if you don't mind that little extra oil, go ahead & try it this way


16 comments:

Harika's Kitchen said...

Yum i love any chutney and tried too with different veggies but never tried this looks delish and bet it would be tasty.

Paaka Shaale said...

I love this chutney. It looks great Deesha!!1

swapna said...

Love the chutney...yummy!!

Priya said...

Chutney looks absolutely wonderful.

Radhika said...

Ridge gourd is a veggies using which I am yet to try recipes. yours is going to be the first one. Thanks for sharing

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Like the colour you have got,yummy with rice and ghee!

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy healthy chutney

Priti said...

Looks so perfect dear ....and love the pic

Sharmilee! :) said...

This is totally new to me...perfect with dosas too

Reva said...

First time here.... lovely lovely blog... your pics are just super... are u a professional photographer ... Keep the yummy recipes coming.. Glad to follow u.
Reva

priya said...

delicious chutney, dear

Laavanya said...

I prefer chutney made with this to the curry - very nice shot :)

Akila said...

what a fantastic chutney dear... excellent click...

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Sush said...

heerekayi bajji with piping hot rice!, a comfort food.

Kairali sisters said...

I love chutneys made with veggies and this one is no different. cute click..

arthi said...

looks so yummy..nice click too!!