Birakaya Perugu Pachadi / Ridge Gourd Yogurt Chutney – Raita recipes

Birakaya Perugu Pachadi / Ridge Gourd Yogurt Chutney - Raita recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 1 small cup chopped Ridge Gourd/Birakaya
  • 1 small cup Yogurt/Curd
  • 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 sp Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • For Powder :
  • 1 sp Coriander Seeds
  • 1/2 sp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 sp Methi Seeds
  • 1 sp Urad Dal
  • 2 Red Chillies
  • 1/2 sp Oil
  • For Popu :
  • 1/2 sp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 sp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 sp Urad Dal
  • 1 Red Chilli crocked
  • 1 pinch Hing
  • 2 sp Oil
  • few Curry Leaves


  1. Wash, peel ridge gourd and chop into small pieces and keep aside. Heat 1/2 sp oil in a pan add powder ingredients and fry till they turn light brown in color, then remove from the pan and allow it to cool, once done grind into a powder and keep aside.
  2. Mean time , heat oil in a pan add popu ingredients and fry, once done add curry leaves, chopped ridge gourd pieces and stir. Add turmeric powder, little salt and cook with cover, if needed sprinkle a little water and cook till done, stirring in between. Then add 1 sp ground powder, red chilli powder and cook for 30 secs, then remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for a few mins.
  3. Put yogurt in a bowl, add in enough salt and whisk, then add cooked ridge gourd mixture and mix well, now tasty tasty birakaya perugu pachadi/ridge gourd yogurt chutney is ready to serve.



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