Arachu Thenga Churakka Payar

Recipe by
Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Take a look at more Side-Dish Recipes. You may also want to try Khatta Meetha Kaddu (Pumpkin), Turkey with Mushrooms, Spleen Pepper Fry (Manneeral Fry) , Narthangai Pachadi

Rate This Recipe


  • 1 cup - bottle gourd, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup - cow peas
  • 1/2 cup -grated coconut
  • 1 - green chilli
  • 2 - shallots
  • Ginger - a slice
  • 1/4 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp -turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • For tempering:
  • 2 tsp - oil
  • 1/2 tsp -mustard seeds
  • 2 - thinly sliced shallots
  • Curry leaves - a few

How to Make Arachu Thenga Churakka Payar

  • Wash, clean and cook the cow peas and bottle gourd separately.
  • Make sure both are not overcooked.
  • Grind the coconut along with the shallots, green chilli, ginger, turmeric powder and cumin seeds to a coarse paste without adding much water.
  • Mix cow peas and bottle gourd and add the ground coconut paste along with salt.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and switch off.
  • In another pan, when the oil gets hot, add the mustard seeds.
  • When it starts to splutter, add the curry leaves and shallots and saute till the shallots turn slightly brown.
  • Turn off the heat and pour on top of the gourd-cow peas mixture and mix well.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Mareena's Recipe Collections