Tindora Chutney, Dondakai Pachadi | Dondakaya Chutney ~ Step by Step Recipe

>>  Monday, May 21, 2012

When we had our Ugadi Festival, I had prepared the festival spread for the first part of the Indian Thalis. When discussing the menu with Amma, I told her that we had to was telling her that we got to make sure dishes to feature as part of the festival thali. Since certain dishes were mandatory like those vegetable fries, I wanted to try a new pachadi. 

Amma remembered this Dondakaya Pachadi that she recently made and wanted me to make that. As always during the recipe transfer knowledge, I mistook one lentil for another and added fried gram instead of channa dal. Though both are same, since the process of the end product varied the taste might have changed. No doubt it ended up being very delicious with rice. Amma was amused that I could change or mistake an ingredient in such ways.

Without much fuss here is a wonderful way to make this vegetable into a chutney that stays good for a week when refrigerated. 
Dondakaya Pachadi

Dondakaya Pachadi

Dondakaya - 150 gms
Peanuts - 2 tbsp
Fried gram 1 tbsp
Urad dal - 3/4 tbsp
Green chillies - 4 to 5 nos
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
coriander leaves handful
Tamarind - small marble size
Salt to taste
Oil - 2-3 tps

How to make Dondakaya 

Wash and scape the outer skin of the Dondakaya. Chop into small pieces.

Heat a kadai with oil, saute all the lentils along with green chilies, then chopped dondakaya till golden. Cool

Grind to a coarse paste, add fresh coriander leaves. Temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves.

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Shobha May 21, 2012 at 2:03 AM  

Yummy pachadi.. we don't get dondakaya in Brazil..maybe I will try this recipe with some other vegetable..

veena krishnakumar May 21, 2012 at 9:21 AM  

This look so good valli...never tried this.....looks very tempting trying this out today

vaishali sabnani May 21, 2012 at 9:34 AM  

have to try this one!! the flavors in it and I m sure it will taste really yum!!book marked!

sushma May 21, 2012 at 9:54 AM  

Nice one....I too make chuteny with tindora. Looks great

Smitha May 21, 2012 at 10:46 AM  

delicious one! this is in my favorite list of pachadis!

Priya May 21, 2012 at 12:23 PM  

Simply love that incredible spread, chutney looks fingerlicking.

Chef Mireille May 21, 2012 at 6:18 PM  

delicious looking chutney and wonderful spread

Spice up the Curry May 21, 2012 at 10:07 PM  

finger licking pachadi recipe. yumm

vidhas May 21, 2012 at 10:38 PM  

Never made pachadi with tindora. Sounds yum.

Nalini's Kitchen May 22, 2012 at 12:08 AM  

Delicious looking pachadi,never tried pachadi with dondakaya,will try it for sure...

Jayanthi May 22, 2012 at 2:22 AM  

WOW Valli ...I didn't know we can make pachadi with tindora. Looks fab....very nice variation.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi May 22, 2012 at 10:56 PM  

I never got to make this chutney! sounds wonderful.

Usha May 30, 2012 at 10:31 PM  

Even my recipe is similar to yours.

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