Friday, May 21, 2010

Ridge gourd gravy

           A simple gravy which goes well with rice. Though we call the gravy as chutney. As many will get confused,I just posted as gravy. After marriage when I made this for the first time,my hubby loved this so much,till date,he prefers this than sambhar…He just loves the crunchy onion chunks in the gravy. Me too for the same reason love this!  We can make the same with yellow pumpkin and also potato. So here’s the recipe!

Ingredients

Ridge gourd 1 no.
Onion 2 nos.
Green chillies 5 nos.
Tamarind Gooseberry sized
Turmeric(optional) 1/4 tsp
Salt As needed
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp

To temper:

Oil 2 tsp
Mustard 1 tsp
Vendhayam/fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad dal 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Asafetida 1/4 tsp

 

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Method:

  1. Peel the sharp edges alone of the ridge gourd as shown in the picture. Let some of the green skin be there in the vegetable.
  2. Peel the ridges
  3. Chop them in to chunks and pressure cook it with just little water sprinkled,say one or two tablespoons.
  4. Chop Pressure cook
  5. Cool down and grind it in to a smooth paste.
  6. Cool Grind
  7. Extract tamarind juice and chop the onions into chunks. Slit the green chillies.
  8. Heat a heavy bottomed pan with oil and season with the items given in the To temper table,in order.
  9. Add the onion and green chilles,asafetida and fry till onions turn just transparent.
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  11. Add the tamarind extract and boil for 2 minutes.
  12. Add the ground ridge gourd,salt to it and adjust the water consistency if its too thick.
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  14. Boil for a 2 minutes and thats all,your gravy is ready!
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Serve with steamed rice,ghee(optional) and any of the dry curries. I had with carrot beans poriyal!

Gravy with rice and poriyal

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62 comments:

  1. Yummy gravy raji!nice presentation.Pictures luks gr8.

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  2. Looks yum Raji..It is my fav too!

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  3. Wow.. This is new to me Raji.. Never tried this way! Marked Ridgegourd in my list in this week's groceries :)

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  4. Hi. Nice preparation Raji, I am sure I am gonna love it.

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  5. Hey that super dooper easy peasy recipe da... Its been raining heavily here and I need some really comforting food but at the same time should be chat pat ...
    This is as best as I can cook today
    Dunno if I am sharing recipe with others or not in blogging , but definitely knowing lots of recipes and cooking them . ..

    Loved that peels underneath the bowl .. cute it looks !!!

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  6. never bought ridgegourd after coming here. recipe sounds so simple and yum. cute pictures as usual.
    As rohini said, will add ridgegourd in my weekly veggie shopping.

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  7. I love this vegetable and that gravylooks so so good i want the plate with rice and the curry.

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  8. This is new to me. Sounds interesting. Loved the idea of bowl on the bed of peels.

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  9. nice recipe..i make somethinh where I saute and blend everything together..

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  10. Never made rigdegourd like this before...looks interesting..

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  11. quite innovative Raaji !

    I always bring ridge gourd once a month atleast and always prepare a dry vegetable with it, this seems quite new !

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  12. I do gravy with ridgegourd but never grinded them, thats very new for me Raji..superb dish..

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  13. bookmarked! Will try this weekend and let you know!

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  14. Beautiful first photo. Love Ridgegourd dishes, gravy looks yum.

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  15. படங்கள் மிகவும் அருமை...நானும் இதே போல தான் பீர்க்கங்காய் சட்னி செய்வேன்...இதனை எப்பொழுதும் இட்லி அல்லது தோசையுடன் தான் சாப்பிடுவோம்...சூப்பர்ப்...எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த சட்னி...

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  16. i loved the new look of your blog raks, simple and beautiful..and gravy looks delicious...

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  17. Love the recipe Raks very new to me looks so tempting

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  18. Very different gravy...never made this.

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  19. gravynaa kolambu illaiyaa?? ok ok and one more vishayam gravy nanna varanumnaa LG perungayamthaan use pannanum illaiyaa(from ur photo)???..:)

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  20. Currry looks delicious, n beautiful clicks

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  21. Nice and simple one raji.. I love ridge guard.. first clicks is awesome raji. And changes to the outlook is good too dear.

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  22. Wow! thats a delicious gravy and I would love to try that yummy platter :)

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  23. thakudu

    Kuzhambunnu poata paadhi perukku puriyadhu , to make every one understand i wrote as gravy,we too caal it chutney not kuzhambu ..donno why :) And yes LG perungayam poata dhan supera irukkum! Try and see

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  24. Nice and tasty looking gravy Raji...actually I make a similar one to go as a side dish with idlis...mine is a little bit thicker...this looks delicious wiht rice too :)

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  25. This is so interesting, a cross between vathal kozhambu and thogayal! I will def try this

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  26. very interesting.. looks delicious.. nice clicks too..

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  27. Love the new look raji...
    Gravy sounds new to me ...
    Thx. for sharing dear :-)

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  28. நல்லா இருக்கும் போல இருக்கே .. அது gravythana chutney illaye
    வாழ்த்துக்கள்

    carrot poriyal looked good more than gravy

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  29. the step by step explanation thats really good.very easy to understand the recipe.One of my favorite veggie..The curry looks delcious..really liked the platter.

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  30. Nice click.. I make this only when uncle , aunty is here.. sen dont like this , u know :(

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  31. This is new to me..thxs for the recipe.. looks yummy..

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  32. Not my fav veggie..but looks gud. Ajays study table unaku nala use aguthu super pic :)

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  33. Yummy and it looks delicious. Awesome click..

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  34. Wow.. looks delicious dear. :) I love the first click :)

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  35. HY RAks,
    U have a pleasant looking blog with interesting presentation of recipes & really tempting pics...
    Gravy sounds like a must try dear.

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  36. i hvnt tried this veggie before but ut post makes me tempting!

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  37. Not so familiar with this chutney,but it looks splendid .Nice pics dear.

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  38. Lovely gravy, something new to me!

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  39. Raji,

    Ridgegourd curry looks really good yummy Easy to make.

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  40. thats a very new dish to me but looks lovely with rice. I like ridge gourd so will give it a try.

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  41. Very new dish for me dear. Are you sending it to "Think Tamarind" event. Check the details on the right side bar of my blog :)

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  42. New one to me..Whenever I see ridge gourd in Indian Stores I simple ignore..coz I did not know any special recipe..Now I have one..surely will try this..

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  43. That sounds tasty ur thin chutney :) Better way to sneak the veggie! Super recipe!

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  44. i never tried this veggie and a gravy like this...very new to me

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  45. Very tasty looking gravy. Would love to make at home,never tried ridgegourd much.Thanks for the wonderful clicks as usual.

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  46. wow..that looks delicious..new to me..great pics!

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  47. Ridgegourd gravy looks tempting. We love it with hot rice :)

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  48. yummy curry. new to me

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  49. Wow raks, can u pls pass me that plate!!!

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  50. New to me... looks tempting. Lovely presentation.

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  51. Curry looks awesome ....gotta try this ..yummy yummy!!

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  52. a new dish to me. looks awesome. Tempting clicks as usual.

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  53. I just love it. Looks amazing.

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  54. very nice recipe indeed..beautifully written and presented

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  55. very nice recipe..

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  56. how about ridge gourd thuvaiyal

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  57. Hey Raks,

    My MIL generally says we should not mix two Kayams(Perungayam and Vengayam) in a dish. Not sure about the scientific reason behind though.

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    1. Oh its very basic for us to use these two even in sambar we use the same no? I have heard about it but people who do not consume onion, garlic avoid asafoetida too as these all are having strong flavors. Thats what I know.

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    2. Hmm .. i doubt it raks ...actually my grand ma and uncle all are strict followers behind our culture vaishnavam ..though we these days use garlic and onion to have taste , aroma and to health wise to release the gas whch gets build up due to the intake of our food ..but to substitute those , our culture brings in the ginger and hing ...we use a lot of varieties in hing ... 1) specially for kootu , 2)LG 3 ) kadaa kaayam or perungayam for rasam and few veggies ..we have 3 varieties ..
      OMG it will all be like heaven if u use ... iam basically from the town trichy whch is near chennai .u get it there in all the grocery stores ...but u cant use it as like u buy it from the shop as like we use LG ...it has to be dried in the sun and then u got to bring it to a powder form to use it ...anyways happy cooking !! TC

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  58. i havent tasted a dish wth ridge like this so far ...seeing the snap it was much impressive , but i thought i shud give it a try since i have been hunting thru ur site for a long while and it just turned out awesome ..One of the most delicious , i have had so far .... iam just craving these days to buy ridge thinking of ur kuzhambu ... thanx ..

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  59. One of the best i have had so far ....i just gave it a try once and still those are lingering around me ...its gonna be ths dish always if i buy ridge anymore
    it has won the show that much ... :) Thanx ..keep going ! Awesome

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