Beerakaya Pallila Pachadi | Ridge Gourd Peanut Chutney


Ridge gourd – 1 cup pieces
Tomato – 1 small, chopped
Peanuts – ¼ cup
Tamarind – a small piece
Red chilli – 1
Salt to taste
Oil – 3 tsp.
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp.
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp.
Curry leaves – few


  1. Dry roast the peanuts and remove the skin. Keep aside.
  2. In the same pan, add 2 tsp. oil. Once hot, add the chilli and the ridge gourd pieces. Mix well. Add a little salt. Cook till the vegetable is soft.
  3. Add the tomato pieces. Cook till tomatoes turn mushy. Cool.
  4. Now grind the peanuts, tomato and ridge gourd mix together with tamarind and a little salt.
  5. Do the tempering with the remaining oil, cumin, mustard and curry leaves. Pour on top of chutney.
  6. It serves as a delicious accompaniment to white rice.

This chutney can be made with Dondakaya or Ivy Gourd too. Check out the recipe of Tindora Peanut Chutney here…..

ivy gourd peanut chutney | dondakaya pallila pachadi
ivy gourd peanut chutney | dondakaya pallila pachadi

Here are a few more pachadis that are eaten with rice for lunch.

  1. Beerakaya Pachadi
  2. Anapakaya Kothimeera Pachadi
  3. Vankaya Tomato Pachadi
  4. Anapakaya Thokku Pachadi

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