Bottle Gourd Peel Chutney

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I have already put up a few recipes of this noble gourd. I have recently put up Muthia and also Bottle gourd curry. Today I would like to put up its peal chutney which is very easy to prepare and tasty as well. One needs very tender peal of the gourd. It is a good combination for idly, dosa and also side dish for lunch/dinner. (By the way this is not the first time I am putting up a chutney made from the peel of a vegetable. Look for Green gourd peel chutney here) Here it is:

What you need to have:

1. Bottle gourd peal – 3/4 cup

2. Fresh grated coconut – 2 Tablespoons

3. Blackgram dal – 1 Tablespoon

4. Cumin seeds – 1 Teaspoon

5. Asafoetida (soft) – Size of a peanut

6. Tamarind – A little

7. Curry leaves – 2 strings

8. Salt – To taste

Ingredients of Bottle gourd peal chutney

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and peal the Bottle gourd and keep it aside. Chop the peals and  Grate coconut as well as shown in image-1.

2. Place a skillet with 2-3 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame.  On heating, add Blackgram dal to it. When it is half done add cumin seeds and soft asafoetida to it and fry till done.

Chutney ingredients being fried in oil

3. When done add chopped peals, required quantity of salt to the dish and close it with a lid for a while till peal turns soft. Check and if not done sprinkle a little water and close it with a lid. When done add curry leaves and green chilli to it and stir well.

Peal and other ingredients being cooked

4. Finally just add grated coconut and tamarind to it and stir well switching of the flame. The chutney mix would look as below.

Bottle gourd peal chutney mix

5. On cooling, grind the above mix in the mixer adding water in steps to a coarse consistency. Enjoy with idli, dosa etc..,

Ready to serve Bottle gourd peal chutney

How long it takes: 30 mins

Number of servings: 3-4

6 thoughts on “Bottle Gourd Peel Chutney

    jaya Wagle said:
    July 15, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I had this chutney at a friend’s house a long time ago but never got the recipe. Now i have it and it looks delicious.

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm

      Hi .Jaya vagle,

      aiat is not only delicious b ut also good from the health point of view.

    Priya said:
    July 15, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Such a deliicous chutney, looks yumm!

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 15, 2010 at 9:00 pm

      Hi Priya,

      You are right.

    prani said:
    July 18, 2010 at 1:13 am

    the peel chutney sounds delicious and interesting.. nicely explained and yummy one

      prathibalrao responded:
      July 18, 2010 at 6:28 pm

      Hi Prani,

      It could be a lunch side dish as well in addition to other dishes.

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