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Ridge Gourd Chutney served in a bowl topped with tempering and ridge gourd on the side
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Ridge Gourd Chutney Recipe (Heerekai Chutney)

Ridge Gourd Chutney is a healthy and tasty chutney made using ridge gourd pulp and few other spices.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword heerekayi chutney, ridgegourd chutney
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 29kcal
Author Bhavana Patil


  • measuring cup used 1 cup = 250ml
  • 1 cup Roughly chopped ridge gourd with skin
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 2 green chilli
  • ½ inch tamarind
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon organic jaggery (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon oil

For Tempering:


  • Take a pan, add oil. Once the oil is hot, add urad dal and fry till they turn light brown.
  • Then add green chilies, garlic, tamarind, saute for another 1 minute, and put it in a blender.
  • Now fry chopped ridge gourd in a half a teaspoon of oil until it turns light brown and keep aside until it cools down.
  • Then grind together everything along with salt, jaggery to a coarse or smooth paste according to your preference. [Note: My mom makes it coarse every time.]
  • Add the tempering to the chutney and serve with idli, dosa, rice, or roti.



  • Urad dal gives thick consistency to the chutney. You can replace urad dal with Chana dal for this recipe.
  • Don't add any water to grind, the moisture from the veggies is enough to grind.
  • You can replace green chilies with red chilies.
  • Only if you get Organic ridge gourd, use the peel else try to avoid adding it since there are chances of pesticides on the peel.
  • Use organic ingredients wherever possible.
Note:Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.5g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2.8mg | Potassium: 27.3mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Vitamin A: 8610IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 0mg