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Monday, July 1, 2013

BottleGourd Peel Chutney





Bottle gourd peel chutney is  delicious chutney among all the other chutney. It is the blend of cooked bottle gourd peels, coconut and some roasted spices. This chutney can be served with rice or any Indian bread.


INGREDIENTS

  • Peel of  1 medium Bottlegourd , cut into pieces – ¾ cup
  • Coconut, grated – 1cup (fresh/frozen)
  • Tamarind of marble sized soaked into water
  • Salt to taste
Spices To Roast

  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1tsp
  • Dry red chillies – 4
  • Urad dal – ½ tbsp
  • Oil -1 tbsp
For Tempering

  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Dry red chillies – 2, cut into pieces
  • Garlic cloves – 2 large, sliced
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Oil – 1 tbsp


PREPARATION

  • Wash the bottlegourd peels and cook them along with tamarind pulp and salt. Also add little water and cook the peels until soft. Once the peels are cooked , allow them to cool down.
  • Meanwhile heat oil  into one pan and fry  all the spices  till they are light golden in colour.
  • Transfer the cooked peels, fried spices, and grated coconut into blender and blend it to smooth paste.
  • Take out the paste into one bowl Add salt and little water depending on the desired chutney consistency. Mix well.
  • Now it’s the time for tempering. So heat oil into pan and add the tempering ingredients one by one. Fry  them till light golden in colour. Transfer the tempering in the chutney and mix well.
  • Bottlegourd Peel chutney is ready to serve along with rice or chapati



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