hmmm… in the name of YUMMY, I cant resist but share this recipie for a chutney. here we go…
clean bottle gourd (doodhi, lauki) peels diced — 1 cup
roasted peanut powder or roasted sesame powder — 1/2 cup
tamarind pulp — 1/2 cup
dried red chillies — 4-6
mustard seeds — 1+1/2 teaspoons
urad dal — 1 teaspoon
cumin seeds — 1 teaspoon
turmeric powder — 1/2 teaspoon
crushed jaggery — 1/2 cup
vegetable oil — 2 tablespoons
Wash the bottlegourd thoroughly and peel it. Keep the peels (You can use the gourd to make sabzi). Dice the peels and set them aside.
Put 2 tablespoons of oil in the wok or frying pan and heat it to slightly smoke.
Add mustard seeds to it and let them pop, after that add urad daal and cumin seeds and when they are light brown add dry red chillies to it, now add turmeric powder and the peels to the frying pan stir saute for 5 mins. cover with lid and turn off the stove.
let it stay for another 5 mins.
Now in a grinder /mixer put the entire stuff that was in the frying pan and make a paste of it. add ground nut / sesame seed powder and crushed jaggery along with tamarid pulp and grind to a smooth paste. Add salt to taste and a little water to get desired consistency.
Serve in a bowl and its ready to go with parathas or chapatis or fresh steamed rice or can even be used as a Bread Spread!
Oh one more thing, when u rinse the mixer jar don’t throw away the water, add it to your dal and savor a different flavour !
YUMMY… isnt it!