This is a traditional chutney or dip made out of the peel of Ridge Gourd or Turai in the Andhra style. The peel which has the most nutrients are generally discarded, but if made in the following step by step method, will be easily liked by one an all.
It is relished as a side dish with either rice-ghee combo, as a spread on any Indian bread / toast or with any South Indian breakfast like Dosa, Idli, Uttapam, etc. It is not only delicious but healthy too. So please follow a step by step method with photos to prepare it.
- 2 cups of Ridge Gourd Peels, chopped
- 1 tsp. oil
- 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp. fresh coconut, grated
- 4-5 garlic
- 4-5 green chilies
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp. roasted coriander powder
- 1 tsp. roasted cumin powder
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1 tsp. tamarind paste
- 1 tbsp. oil
- 1 tsp. mustard seeds
- 1 tsp. split urad dal (black gram)
- 1 sprig curry leaves
Dry roast the sesame seeds and keep aside. Heat 1 tsp. oil in a pan and saute the peels, garlic and the green chilies, covered, for 8-10 minutes on low flame. Stir at intervals.
Add the coriander-cumin powder, turmeric powder, salt and tamarind paste. Stir for a minute more till everything is well combined.
Switch off the flame and let it cool down, Grind along with the roasted sesame seeds, coconut and very little water or as needed to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
Heat the oil for tempering. Add the mustard seeds and allow it to splutter. Then add the urad dal and curry leaves. Saute for a few seconds till the dal changes colour.
Pour it over the prepared chutney and mix well. Serve as a side dish with either rice-ghee combo, chapattis / parathas, dosa, upma, idli, pesarattu or appam.
Chop the Ridge Gourd Peel into small pieces. Wash & drain them.
Heat oil and saute the garlic till light brown.
Add the chopped peel and fresh green chilies. Fry for 8-10 minutes
on low flame covered. Stir at intervals.
Add the salt, turmeric powder, roasted sesame seeds, fresh grated coconut,
coriander powder, cumin powder & tamarind paste. Saute for a minute.
Grind into a paste by adding some water.
Heat oil in a pan and temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and split urad
dal. Saute for a few seconds.
Pour this tempering on the prepared chutney.
Serve with rice-ghee combo, dosa, idli, appam, upma, pesarattu, chapatti,