MummasTouch Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney

MummasTouch Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney Recipe

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Normally, the peel of ridge gourd is thrown away, but my mum uses the peel to prepare a fiery chutney out of it. Ridge gourd peel chutney, known as ‘Dodkyachi Chutney’ in Marathi, works as a perfect accompaniment with regular Maharashtrian meals. The best part? It is extremely easy to make.

Serves  Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 10 – 15 Minutes
 10 – 15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • Peeled skin of 2 ridge gourds
  • 3-4 tsps of sesame seeds
  • 5-6 tsps of dessicated coconut, shredded
  • A pinch of sugar
  • 3 green chillies, slit lengthwise
  • 4-5 drops of lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • 5 -6 curry leaves (optional)

Method

Step 1

Dry roast sesame seeds, dessicated coconut, green chillies for 10 – 15 min on a round tava.

Step 2

Fry peels on the pan till they get crispy. It will take approximately 9 – 10 minutes. Let it cool for a while.

Step 3

Grind all the ingredients to coarse mix in a mixer.

Step 4

Store this chutney in an air-tight container. This chutney will remain good for 15 days in the fridge.

Step 5

Just like any other dry chutney, you can serve this chutney with with roti or chapati.