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dondakaya pachadi



Dondakaya Pachadi is a traditional Andhra style chutney made with Ivy gourd, also known as Tindora. This dish is a fusion of flavors- it’s spicy, tangy, and a little sweet. It can be served with rice or roti, and is also a flavorful accompaniment to idli or dosa. The process of making this pachadi involves roasting the Ivy gourd and other ingredients and then grinding them to a paste.

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Dondakaya (Ivy gourd)

250 grams


3 tablespoons

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

dried red chillies



A pinch

urad dal

2 tablespoons

chana dal

2 tablespoons

tamarind pulp

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Wash the dondakaya and chop them into small pieces.

Step 2:

Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dried red chillies, asafoetida, urad dal, and chana dal.

Step 3:

Once the seeds start to splutter, add the chopped dondakaya and fry until they are cooked and turn slightly brown.

Step 4:

Add the tamarind pulp and salt to the pan and mix well.

Step 5:

Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool.

Step 6:

Once the mixture has cooled, grind it into a paste in a mixer grinder.

Step 7:

The Dondakaya Pachadi is ready to be served.

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