Thursday, January 11, 2018

Bottle Gourd Peel Chutney

Bottle Gourd is known as one of the healthy vegetable. It is filled with fiber, minerals and vitamins.
I have prepared bottle gourd peel chutney and is very simple and yummy. It can be one of the side dish when you have lunch, dosa, idli, roti or chapatis.

We do prepare mangalore cucumber peel chutney and I have adopted the same method to prepare this bottle gourd chutney.
I have used Bottle Gourd peel, coconut, fried urid dal and red chilly.
Let us see the recipe Now :
No Onion or No Garlic is used in this : " Bottle Gourd Peel Chutney "

Ingredients :

To Fry :
Urid dal : 1 Tablespoon
Methi seeds 1/4 Teaspoon
Coriander seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry leaves : 6 to 8 or little more
Ingh /Asafoetida : A littel
Bottle gourd peel : 1 Small bowl.
To Grind :
Fresh Grated coconut : 1 Cup
Tamarind : 1 Marble size ( Tamarind pulp is used)
Fried dal mixture
To Season :
Coconut Oil : 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 4 to 5
Ingh /Asafoetida : A pinch
To Add : Salt : As required
Required water

Method :

1. Wash Bottle gourd nicely and dip in water for at least 20 minutes.
2. Peel off the outer layer and keep it aside.

3. Grate coconut and soak a marble size of tamarind in warm water for 5 minutes. Squeeze out the pulp. Keep it aside.

4. Wash curry leaves and keep it aside.
5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil and put methi seeds.
6. Add urid dal and fry till methi seeds and urid dal turn light golden brown.

7. Add coriander seeds and red chilly. Fry for 1 to 2 minutes on low flame.
8. Add curry leaves and ingh. Add bottle gourd peels and fry nicely for 3 to 4 minutes

9. Put off the fire and add grated coconut and mix all the ingredients nicely.
10. Let it cool. Grind the fried mixture with coconut and tamarind extract. (Pulp extract).
11. Add salt and churn it for a second. Remove the chutney to a serving dish.

12. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves and ingh/asafoetida seasoning to chutney and serve.


Frying the ingredients on low flame adds to the taste. You can cook bottle gourd peel with little coriander seeds and tamarind and use it. Turns soft and nice. Frying urid dal is a must if you want to add urid or any other dals. Example : Toor dal, channa dal, Horse gram etc. Use of more/less chilly is optional.
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 3 to 4 .
Type : South Indian Chutneys

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