Ridge Gourd Chutney/Birakaya thokku pachadi

Ridge gourd skin /Birakaya tokku Chutney
Birakaya/Ridge gourd is very easy to cook and easily digestible vegetable.There are many varieties one can do with this vegetable-Dal,sambar,cutney,bajji are some of the most relished recipes I do using this vegetable.
Here is the recipe that is made with ridge gourd skin/Birakaya tokku, a spicy yummy chutney.This goes very delicious with Idly's and dosa's too apart from having with rice.

  1. Ridge gourd-1 big size
  2. Tamarind-1 small lemon size
  3. Mustard seeds-1 tbsp
  4. Fenugreek seeds- 1 tbsp
  5. Green chilies-2-3
  6. red chilies-4-5
  7. curry leaves- bunch
  8. hing powder- 1/2 tbsp
  9. oil-2 tbsp
  10. garlic cloves -2/3 


  1. Wash the ridge gourd/birakaya thoroughly and leave to dry for 5-10 minutes
  2. Peel of the skin of ridge gourd/birakaya and keep it aside.
  3. soak small lemon size tamarind in water and extract thick juice .
  4. In a small pan, add oil, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chilies and hing powder and let them crackle.
  5. Now grind all of them thoroughly in mixer grinder by adding salt.
  6. Now take another pan  add 1 tbsp oil , ridge gourd skin, garlic cloves, green chilies  fry them for few minutes.
  7. Now add this fried ridge gourd, green chilies garlic cloves to the contents in mixer grinder also add tamarind and grind them all together.