Nethi Beerakaya Pachadi-Silk Squash Chutney

I have never cooked with Nethi beerakaya aka Silk Squash before. Nethi beerakaya bajji (fritters) are very famous in Andhra. I bought 2 squashes from the Indian store and made pachadi with one and bajji with the other.

To make the bajjis, cut the veggie into thin circles. Dip them into bajji/ pakora batter (besan+chili powder+cumin powder+salt+water to make a thin batter) and deep fry till golden brown. Serve hot sprinkled with chaat masala along with ketchup. We gobbled down our bajjis before I could take the pictures, so all I have here is raw silk squash pieces.

Nethi Beerakaya Pachadi-Silk Squash Chutney

Here’s the recipe for pachadi.

I have never cooked with Nethi beerakaya aka Silk Squash before. Nethi beerakaya bajji (fritters) are very famous in Andhra. I bought 2 squashes from the Indian store and made pachadi with one and bajji with the other. To make the bajjis, cut the veggie into thin circles. Dip them into bajji/ pakora...

Nethi Beerakaya Pachadi-Silk Squash Chutney

Summary

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  • Coursecondiments
  • Cuisineandhra
  • Yield6~8 serving s 6~8 serving
  • Cooking Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time30 minutesPT0H30M

Ingredients

Nethi Beerakaya – medium, chopped (no need to peel, just rinse thoroughly)
1
Tomato – medium, chopped
2
Tamarind pulp
1-2 tsps
Chana dal
1tbsp
Ural dal
1 tbsp
Jeera
1 tsp
Red chilies
4
Salt
to taste

Steps

  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan; add dals, jeera, red chilies and sauté till lightly browned. Remove and keep aside.
  2. In the same pan, add chopped beerakaya pieces, tomato, cover and cook till tender. Remove from heat.
  3. Once cool enough to handle, grind the dals first to a powder, then add the veggies, tamarind pulp, salt and blend to a smooth paste.
Nethi Beerakaya Pachadi-Silk Squash Chutney
I like mine a little chunky, so I didn’t blend it all the way through. Tastes great with rice/ idlis/ dosas or on sandwiches.

Here's another interesting nethi beerakaya recipe from Indira’s blog.

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