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Recipe for Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
- Ridge gourd peel- 1 cup
- Fresh grated coconut- Handful
- Split black gram lentil- 2 tsp
- Jaggery powder- 1 tsp
- Tamarind- Gooseberry sized
- Dry red chillies- 3 no.s
- Salt- 1 tsp
- Cooking oil- 2 tsp
Wash and clean the ridge gourd peel with enough water. Keep aside till use.
Take a wok or cooking pan adding oil, split black gram lentil and red chillies. Roast all the ingredients together in medium flame. When the lentils turn little brown include ridge gourd peel also to the pan. Roast the peels till they are crisp.
Now add grated coconut, tamarind, salt and jaggery to the same pan. Switch off the flame.
Transfer all the roasted ingredients in to mixer jar and grind together in to semi coarse paste adding water as needed.
Ridge gourd peel chutney is ready. You can serve it as side dish with rice, idli and dosa. Pairs very well with all.
You can replace red chillies by green chillies. In that case the chutney turns to green color.
Do not add more coconut than mentioned. The ridge gourd peel taste should be prominent in the chutney.
For ease of roasting, you can cut the ridge gourd peel in to small pieces.