Beerakaya thokku podi | Ridge Gourd peel Podi | Instant | Side Dish

Side Dish: South Indian recipe

Servings: 2

Duration: 20 mins

Any Indian meal contains Dal, curry, rice, roti and curd it’s so authentic and traditional to have a meal with curries and it gives you so much satisfaction with happiness. All these curries which I was prepared are the same process following from many generations and learnt from others like grand-grand parents. It’s like a chain process and love to know more and more from grand parents.

Curry is a side dish either wet/ dry prepared out of vegetables/ leafy vegetables. It should be cooked and make sure it contain some amount of nutrients in it for good health diet. You can dip roti in curry and eat, you feel the flavours of it really delicious πŸ˜‹

In South India it’s common recipe and should be a side dish in every meal, this side dish suits with any fresh hot rice with ghee, if you like to have it with any phulka/ Roti then it’s great combination πŸ‘

Coming to Recipe, I prepared a side dish with Ridge gourd peel.. I hope you like it..

Ingredients:

  • Beerakaya Thokku / Ridge gourd peel – 2 cups
  • Onion – medium- 1 – chopped
  • Dry Red chillies – 3
  • Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp
  • Dry coconut powder/ Dessicated powder – 2 tb sp
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tb sp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tb sp

For Tempering:

  • Mustard seeds/ Avvalu – 1/2 tea spoon
  • Cumin seeds/ Jeera – 1/2 tea spoon
  • Urad dal/ Minapappu – 1 tea spoon
  • Bengal gram/ Senagapappu – 1 tea spoon
  • Curry leaves – 4 to 5
  • Oil – 1 tb sp

Procedure:

Prepreparation:

  • Blend red chilly powder, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, dry coconut powder, salt & dry red chillies till smooth paste
  • Chop & blend Ridge gourd peel till smooth paste
  • Take out blended paste in a bowl and Keep it aside

Making Beerakaya Thokku Podi:

  • Heat skillet pan over medium heat
  • Add oil & tempering
  • Saute 30 secs and add chopped onion
  • Saute one minute
  • Mix well and add blended paste
  • Saute 10-12 mins
  • You can see Ridge gourd peel roasted and slightly color changes with nice aroma
  • Beerakaya Thokku Podi is ready to serve
  • While serving Ridge gourd peel powder with rice & ghee

Step by step process shown below with pictures:

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Note:

  • Adjust spices according to taste
  • Double the ingredients to increase the quantity
  • It tastes good till 3 days.. if you could preserve in refrigerator
  • This Podi is best combination with plain cooked red gram with turmeric powder and salt.. ( Kandi Pappu)

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Dreamtemples says:

    Interesting recipe using ridge guard peels! I’ll try this out.Is it okay to substitute fresh coconut in place of dried coconut powder?
    Sheela

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    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      I’m happy to know.. Yes you can add 1 1/2 tb sp fresh coconut..blend with other ingredients and roast it.. let me know dear how it turned out..πŸ‘πŸ™‚

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  2. Yum! I have ridge gourd today and I am going to try making this! Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      You make me smile..I like your honesty… let me know how it turned out.. I will be waiting to hear.πŸ‘πŸ™‚

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  3. Megala says:

    Mouth-watering podi ! Love to have them with hot rice !!

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    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Yes megala…I stunned when my mom makes Ridge gourd peel Podi bcoz I don’t even even know a recipe with peel but after tasting it I realized how nice it is…loved your comment β€οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Š

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  4. InspiresN says:

    wow nice, have heard the peels are very healthy as well!

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    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Yes Nisha.. it’s true, thank you 😊

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  5. The peels are such fantastic and healthy ingredients. Glad you used them for churning out a great recipe.

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    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Thank you for appreciation.. πŸ‘πŸ™‚

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  6. jyo says:

    My mom used to make pachadi with beerakaya pottu…but seeing podi the first time…and I just love it with hot steamed rice….nice share Ramya

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    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      I learned from my mom.. do try it’s worth πŸ™‚Thank you jyo

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  7. Healthy recipe and best use of peels.

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    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Thank you surbhi😊

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  8. Ramya Krishnamurthy says:

    Thanks for stopping by!this looks delicious Ramya

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    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      You too.. πŸ‘

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  9. Scrumptious! Would love to have this with rice.

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    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Really nice to know πŸ™‚

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