Mar 13, 2014

Heerekai Chutney

Heerekai Chutney  is easy to prepare .One more combination for your chapatis.Heerekai is the Kannada word for Ridge Gourd / Turai .You can use the peels as well.

Heerekai Chutney,Turai, Ridge gourd chutney
Heerekai Chutney


  • Heerekai pieces/peels -1/2 cup
  • (cleaned)
  • Grated dry coconut 1-2 tbsp
  • Chana dal 1-2 tbsp
  • Tamarind paste 1 tsp
  • Red Chillies-5-6
  • Jaggery-1/2 tsp (opt)
  • Seasoning
  • Mustard-1/2 tsp
  • Hing-pinch
  • Salt-taste
  • Curry leaves-few

In a kadai,add tsp of oil fry chana dal and red chillies well on low heat.Next add dry coconut and fry .Add tamarind and fry.Set it aside to cool.Fry the heerekayi shreds /pieces Grind the above mixture in a coarse paste in a blender.Next add seasoning,
heat oil in a pan, add mustard,hing once done add it to the chutney.Enjoy the chutney
with dosa or chapati.

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