Ridge Gourd skin is rich in fiber content,knew this from my childhood but never used this,recently I got to know this recipe from my friend's mom and then made it,unless I told that its Beerakaya Thokku Pacchadi my hubby didn't knew what it was,we liked it and enjoyed with hot white rice.
Skin Of Ridge Gourd : 1 cup(Beerakaya Thokku)
Sesame Seeds:1 spn
Dry Red Chillies:2-3(adjust to ur taste)
Tamrind: small Pebble Size
Turmeric Powder:A Pinch
Cumin Seeds:1/2 spn
Hinge Few Shakes
Urad Dal:1/2 spn
Mustard Seeds:1/4 spn
Curry Leaves:6-8 no
1.Rinse the ridge gourd skin under cold water and finely chop the skin,else use a food chopper to chop the skin.
2.In a pan,add oil,when hot add cumin seeds when the splatter add the sesame seeds and fry till they turn light gold color,now add the cut red chillies ,chopped ridge gourd skin and fry till the raw smell is gone out from the skin,now add the tamrind pieces,salt,turmeric powder,mix well and fry for 3-4 mins.
3.Let the mix cool down and now blend this mixture to a smooth paste by adding water.
4.Now make the tempering by adding all the items to the hot oil listed under tempering and fry them to golden color and transfer it to the smooth ridge gourd skin paste.Mix well and now its ready to be served.
5.Can be served with rice/dosa/idly of your choice.