Spicy Torai-Ridge Gourd  Chutney

Spicy Torai-Ridge Gourd Chutney

Spicy Torai-Ridge Gourd  Chutney is an Indian chutney made from ridge gourd or torai as is popularly known in India. This fresh healthy Indian chutney is both spiky and comforting  accompaniment, can be dolloped on one side of the plate or smeared onto and encircling burrito or chappati.

Spicy Ridge Gourd or Torai Chutney
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Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 10 people
  • ½ cup washed, peeled and cubed ridge gourd
  • 1 small onion roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • Half a knob ginger finely chopped or ground
  • 6-10 green chillies(adjust as per your spice prefernce)
  • 1 large tomato roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoon yogurt(optional) or 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup roughly chopped fresh coriander leaves and stems
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp curry leaf powder
  • 2 tablespoons roasted chana dal
  • 2 tsp mustard oil or any refined oil
  • Salt as per taste
  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and when they splutter, add the onions and the curry leaf powder. Saute at low medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add roasted chana dal and saute.
  3. Add ridge gourd cubes and saute till they soften. Turn off the heat, cool the mixture slightly and trasfer into a mixer jar.
  4. Put all the rest of ingredients into the mixer jar and blitz into a paste. The chutney is ready !!
  5. Serve the chutney in a small bowl.


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