Apr 21, 2015

Beerakaya Perugu Chutney

I have never seen my mom doing this version of  Beerakaya Chutney with Yogurt. I have heard this recipe from one of my friend and trying it today. This version is creamy compare to regular Beerakaya Chutney and tasted good with White Rice. My Kids also loved this, if you want to start your kids off with trying Chutney I suggest to try with these type of Creamy versions, so that they can handle the spice and that keeps them interested toward trying chutneys. Here is the recipe, Njoy!

Ridge Gourd (Beerakaya) - 1 cup ( chopped pieces)
Garlic - 2
Green Chili - 4
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Tamarind - 1 Tbsp ( Whole)
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Yogurt - 1/3 cup
Salt - 1 tsp

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp of Oil in non-stick pan. Once the Oil is hot, add 1 tsp cumin seeds, green chili, garlic. After 1 min, add ridge gourd pieces. Saute them for 5 to 7 min until the ridge gourd becomes tender. Then add 1 Tbsp tamarind and saute for 3 more minutes. Switch off the stove and let this mixture cool off. ( at least for 10 min)
  2. Transfer this mixture to mixie jar and grind it at medium speed. Add salt in between and taste, adjust accordingly. Now add 1/3 cup Yogurt to the mixie jar and grind until the chutney becomes smooth.
  3. Transfer this to a serving bowl.
  1. Heat non-stick pan and add 1 Tbsp of Oil. Add Red Chili, 1 tsp Chana Dal, Urad Dal. As the lentils turning to gold color, add 1 tsp mustard seeds. They start spluttering, then add pinchful turmeric powder and finally add curry leaves and switch off the pan. 
  2. Add this tempering to Chutney on top in the serving bowl.  Mix together before serve. Serve with Hot White Rice. 
Tempering gives a whole new taste to your chutney!

  • Do not be tempted to add water while grinding. It spoils the taste of chutney.
  • Tempering is Optional. But I always prefer to add tempering to chutney as they give nice lentil taste along with rice. 
  • With out tempering, you can serve this as dip or spread as well. 


  1. I never tried beerakaya with yogurt.. looks yum!

    1. True Veena, this was new to me until i tried it! Try it it got different flavor with yogurt blend.



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