Friday, 3 August 2012

Best Out Of Waste ( Bottle Gourd Skin Chutney )

We all know that the outer skin of the fruits and vegetables are richest in the nutrients and still sometimes we are helpless and have to throw the skin which we think are not edible. But believe me 95 % of times we can  make use of these peels  in some form or the other and prepare tasty dishes out of them . One such simple dish is this chutney make out of the Bottle gourd (Dudhi )skin . You can make similar chutneys using the peeled skins of pumpkin, ash gourd, ridge gourd etc.

Ingredients :

The peeled skin of Bottle gourd - 1 cup
Roasted groundnuts - 2 to 3 tbsp
Grated coconut - 2 to 3 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Pepper corns - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 4 to 5
Tamarind - size of half a small lemon
Ghee - 1 tsp

Method :

Heat the ghee and add cumin seeds and peppercorns.
When they splutter add the peeled and washed  skin of bottle gourd and stir till it becomes  little soft.
Now combine all the ingredients and grind in the mixer.
This chutney tastes good as it is .
But if you want you can also temper it .

Tempering :

Heat 2 tsp ghee.
When hot add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, broken pieces of 1 dry red chilly, some curry leaves and hing1/4 tsp.
Add this tempering to the chutney.

1 comment:

  1. U HAVE A LOVELY SPACE DEAR. HAPPY TO FOLLOW U...I had never had this before. Looks very good.