Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney
He: Is it Coriander chutney?
He: Mint Chutney?
He: I don’t know :(
I: This chutney is made from ridge gourd peels.
He: Really!! It tastes similar to coriander chutney!!
When I make something different or something new I usually ask my husband to guess the recipe. He can be the worst guesser in this world when it comes to food, still I ask for my satisfaction. Hope he doesn’t read this: D. This chutney I learnt from my mom and she got it from her friend. When I buy ridge gourd I usually save the skin and put in a zip locker or storage box and use it later for making chutney. This can be handy when you run out of cilantro leaves or mint leaves to make chutneys. The recipe is quite simple and saves lot of your time. Here goes the recipe!!!
- Heat pan with 1-2 tsp of oil, add 1 tsp of urad dal, cumin seeds, chana dal, few curry leaves, 3-4 red chilies and saute them.
- Add the peels and saute them for 4-5 minutes until it turns little soft.
- Add ¼ cup of coconut or 3-4 tsp of shredded coconut and saute for 1-2 minutes. Turn off the heat and keep aside.
- Once it cools down, grind the mixture with marble size tamarind and salt.
Serve with dosa or ildy.
Notes: You can avoid coconut to make this chutney. You can also season it with mustard, cumin and curry leaves.