Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Courgette Pachadi


Ingredients and Proceed:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Redchillies - 15 - 20 no. (I used full of poppulu small container, mine are not hot though)
Coriander seeds - 4 tsp
Urad dal - 2 tsp

Heat a wok, add oil, once heated add above ingredients and fry until golden color. Cool a bit and powder it in mixie, do not remove from the jar.

Tamarind - 1/2 lemon size (soak these in water and microwave for 1 and 1/2 min, cool and squeeze out the pulp and keep aside.)


Onion (large) - 1/2 no. (diced)
Courgettes - 3 cups (use 250 ml cup, sliced in to half moon shape.)

Heat 3 tbsp oil in the same wok, fry courgettes pieces and add it to grinded jar.

Now add squeezed tamarind pulp, salt to taste and onion to the jar. Grind coarsely, check for salt. Transfer this to serving bowl, finish seasoning and add it on top of the chutney.

Seasoning:

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp 
Red chillies - 4 no (split in half)
Curry leaves 
Oil - 1 tbsp

Heat oil in small khadai, do seasoning in the order given, once finished, add it to above and mix well.


Serve this with Courgette Pappu/ Dal, Ghee, Rice, Poppadums and Yoghurt on side.

Meanings:


Pachadi = Chutney

Note:

Tastes just the way like Ridge gourd chutney or Beera kaya pachadi.

© 2006 by Rajani Rayudu

6 comments:

Lakshmi said...

Rajani, e pachadi ma akka chestundi, bhale vuntundi kadda

Rajani said...

Hi lakshmi garu
maku baga nachindi, anduke na blog lo rasanu. almost beerakaya thokku and gongura pachadi cross laga vundi. yum yum...
cheers
rajani

Anonymous said...

Hi rajani!
Iam also in NZ a bit nearer to u in Invercargill.When ever I see those couregettes here I dont know what to do with them but i will try ur recepie out thanks for it.
NaveenaRavikiranReddy.

Rajani said...

Hi Naveena,
Welcome to my blog! Invercargill man it is very cold. But, love the place. Courgettes tastes good and cooks faster too. Thanks for your lovely comments at my blog. Please do let me know how it turned out for u.

cheers
rajani

Anonymous said...

very nice pachadi, love it... thanks a lot

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi anon,

thanks for your feed back.

cheers
rajani