Andhra Dondakaya Pachadi | Ivy Gourd Chutney

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Andhra Dondakaya Pachadi | Ivy Gourd Chutney

Andhra Dondakaya Pachadi | Ivy Gourd Chutney

Andhra is famous for its pickles and instant chutneys, known as pachadi. These pachadis are made with diverse vegetables and pulses. Actually, they can be stored in the fridge and last for a week. The recipe I am sharing today is the Andhra Dondakaya Pachadi. Andhra Dondakaya Pachadi | Ivy Gourd Chutney tastes great with hot steamed rice topped with ghee. Ivy gourd is cooked with green chilli, cumin and garlic. Subsequently, it is then ground to a coarse paste with coconut, tamarind and coriander leaves. A tempering of mustard and curry leaves adds zing to this pachadi.

Ivy gourd commonly known as tendli,tondli or kundru in the north is a vegetable most ignore. In the south, it is known as Kovai in Tamil, Kova in Malayalam, Tondekayi in Kannada. But, you should try new a new vegetable. What’s the worst that can happen? You don’t like the taste of ivy gourd, right? If you don’t like it just share it with a neighbour!

Andhra Dondakaya Pachadi | Ivy Gourd Chutney

Dondakaya is available throughout the year, in my world. Compared to coconut chutney, this has half the calories and barely any fat.

It has loads of nutritional benefits and medicinal properties.

Ivy gourd is rich in beta-carotene that ensures the best functioning of the heart and prevents heart ailments.

It is by far a very tasty accompaniment and is spicy and hot.

Andhra is famous for its chutneys and pickles and this dondakaya pachadi is spicy, tanginess and flavorful.

If you are looking for more chutney recipes here are some  Do check out Beerakaya Thokku PachadiNalleru PachadiMamidi Allam pachadi, Gongura Pachadi, Dosakaya Pachadi and Mullakada Pickle

Andhra Dondakaya Pachadi | Ivy Gourd Chutney

INGREDIENTS

250 gms Dondakaya sliced into rounds

1 marble sized ball of Tamarind

4-5 Green Chillies

1 tsp Cumin seeds

3 tbsp chopped coriander

1 small cup fresh grated coconut

4 cloves Garlic

2 tbsp Oil

1 tsp grated jaggery or brown sugar

Salt to taste

For The Tempering

1 tsp Oil

3 Dry Red Chillies

1 sprig Curry leaves

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

1 tsp chana dal

METHOD

First of all, heat oil in a pan or kadai. once the oil has preheated add cumin seeds, green chillies and sauté. Add garlic and saute just for a minute.

Now transfer this into a bowl.

Consequently, in the same pan add oil and the chopped Dondakaya pieces. Next, Sauté till they are soft and slightly browned at the edges.

Subsequently, turn off the gas and add the fried green chillies, cumin, and garlic.

Additionally , add the grated coconut, soaked tamarind and some rock salt to it.

Transfer to a blender and grind to a coarse paste.

Transfer the ground Dondakaya Chutney to a serving bowl.

For the tempering

Heat oil in a small pan; add chana dal, dry red chillies, mustard seeds, curry leaves and sauté until the mustard seeds crackle.

Turn off the heat and drizzle over the Dondakaya chutney.

Serve this Andhra Dondakaya Pachadi as an accompaniment to other dishes in an Andhra thali meal. Tastes best with rice and a dollop of ghee.

Andhra Dondakaya Pachadi | Ivy Gourd Chutney

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  1. First of all, heat oil in a pan or Kadai; once the oil has preheated add cumin seeds, green chillies and sauté. Add garlic and saute just for a minute.
  2. Now transfer this into a bowl.
  3. Consequently, in the same pan add oil and the chopped Dondakaya pieces. Sauté till they are soft and slightly browned at the edges.
  4. Subsequently, turn off the gas and add the fried green chillies, cumin, and garlic.
  5. Additionally, add the grated coconut, soaked tamarind and some rock salt to it.
  6. Transfer to a blender and grind to a coarse paste.
  7. Transfer the ground Dondakaya Chutney to a serving bowl.
  8. For the tempering
  9. Heat oil in a small pan; add chana dal, dry red chillies, mustard seeds, curry leaves and sauté until the mustard seeds crackle.
  10. Turn off the heat and drizzle over the Dondakaya chutney.
  11. Serve this Andhra Dondakaya Pachadi as an accompaniment to other dishes in an Andhra thali meal. Tastes best with rice and a dollop of ghee.
Recipe Notes
  1. Coconut is optional
  2. You can use a little jaggery instead of brown sugar
  3. Reduce the number of green chillies according to taste

Andhra Dondakaya Pachadi | Ivy Gourd Chutney

Harjeet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

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