Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Dondakaya Pachadi/Tindora, Tindli Chutney/Kovakkai Chutney/Ivy Gourd Chutney - Side Dish for Idly/Dosa

Today we have a spicy lip-smacking chutney with tindora/dosakaya/kovakkai. When i made the chutney, none could identify the vegetable. I even fed this chutney mixed with rice to my Lil one, though it was a bit spicy for his age he loved it.
This chutney makes a scrumptious combo with idly/dosa and also a filling meal when mixed with steaming hot rice and ghee. Do try it and let me know your comments.
 
Ingredients
1 cup chopped ivy gourd/tindora/kovakai/dosakaya, tightly packed
1.5 tsp chana dal
1.5 tsp urad dal
3-4 nos red chilies
2 nos green chilies
1/4 cup freshly grated coconut
a small marble-sized tamarind, strings and seeds removed
a handful of curry leaves
a handful of fresh coriander leaves

Tempering
1/2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
a strand of curry leaf
a pinch of hing
1 red chili
1/4 tsp sesame seeds

Method
  • In a pan/tava, add a tsp of oil, add chana dal and urad dal and the chilies. Saute until the dal turn golden brown, remove it from the pan toa plate. Let it cook.
  • To the hot pan, add chopped tindora/ivy gourd and saute for 5-8 minutes in a simmer flame for the veggies to wilt a bit
  • Remove the tindora/ivy gourd to the same plate and let it cool completely. Take this dal and veggies into a mixie, add tamarind, coconut and salt. Grind it to a smooth chutney. Remove the chutney to a clean bowl.
  • Heat a small tadka pan with oil for tempering, splutter mustard seeds, add hing, chili, curry leaves and red chili. Pour this sizzling tadka over the chutney and serve it along idly/dosa. I served it along dibba rotti.

13 comments:

  1. Mouthwatering chutney and the combination yum yum...

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  2. Wow ,you guys have so many chutney recipes.For us it's only mint or mango chutney or few more.

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  3. Priya, a small correction. It is dondakaya not dosakaya. Ivy gourd is dondakaya. Another mouthwatering chutney!!

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  4. What a lovely chutney. Would have never thought of making chutney with ivy gourd.

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  5. That is a yummy chutney with tindora. This is new to me. Tindora is dondakaya not dosakaya.

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  6. Beautiful chutney and bookmarked ! I must learn all the variety you guys make , awesome dear .

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  7. What a delicious chutney priya..your kiddos are too good to eat such chutneys ..

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  8. kalakkareenga priya ! all pachadis are awesome !

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  9. ஹெல்தி சட்னி

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  10. Very interesting and yummy looking chutney

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  11. Interesting Chutney Priya. I have never made this one! Love the cute board behind the dish..

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  12. as much as my family dislikes this...this BM i have found a zillion reasons to make this veggie again and again..this one is also going to soon make to me and my family's tummy

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  13. And this is another new dish to me. Bookmarked

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