Dondakaya Pachadi / Tindora chutney

Today's recipe is Dondakaya Pachadi / Tindora chutney, a popular and traditional
Andhra Pachadi. I learnt this chutney from my aunt-in-law and made little changes according to my taste. I hope you like it.


200 gms dondakaya / tindora, chopped lenghtwise
3-4 green chillies
2-3 red chillies
2 tsp chana dal
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp cumin seeds
4-5 garlic pods
salt as per taste
1 tbsps oil
half lemon size tamarind,soaked in warm water
finely chopped onions, for garnishing


1: Heat 1/2 tbsp of oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, chana dal, urad dal and fry till the dal changes to golden colour. Add green chillies, red chillies, saute for few seconds and remove the ingredients into a bowl and allow to cool.

2: In the same pan add remaining oil. Add dondakaya / tindora pieces and cook in a medium flame till it becomes soft.

3: Switch off the flame and allow to cool completely.

4: Grind the dalls and chillies first. Then add the dondakaya / tindora pieces, tamarind, salt and garlic pods. Grind coarsely and take the chutney into a bowl.

5: .Garnish with finely chopped onions.  Tastes good with hot rice or rotis......Try once...........

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