Donda Kaya Pachidi: (Ivy gourd/Tindora)

Donda Kaya Pachidi: (Ivy gourd/Tindora)
Donda kaya                                      250 gms
Red whole chilli                                 4-5
Garlic pods                                       4-5
Jeera                                                 2 tsp
Tamrind                                            1 small ball

In a kadai , heat one tsp oil and add jeera, chillie, garlic pods, and the chopped dhonda kai and tamrind, fry it well on medium flame till light brown.    Remove from fire and allow it cool.  Place all the ingredients in a mixie and add a little salt and grind it to paste, if needed a just a little water to grind it.
Remove it in a bowl and season it. ( For seasoning, take a table spoon of oil, heat it and add a little mustard & jeera seeds, one whole red chillie, curry leaves and one garlic pod.)
It can be served with dosa or hot rice & dal.  

The same method can be used to make beerakaya(Ridge Gourd) pachidi.

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