Monday, November 16, 2009

Dudhi Chatni (Bottle gourd chatni)

Dudhichya salachi  Chatni (Bottle gourd Chatni)
Most of the time we don't use dudhi peels, but I rarely discard it.

1 medium sized dudhi  peels(bottle gourd).
1 tsp chana dal (bengal gram dal/lentil)
1 tsp urad dal (black split lentil )
1 tsp Jeera (cumin seeds)
1 tsp mohari (mustard seeds)
1 tsp dhane  (whole coriander seeds)
1/4 tsp chinch (tamarind)
1/4 hing (asofoetida)
6-7 kadhi patta (curry leaves)
1/4 tsp halad (turmeric powder)
1/2 chilli powder (can vary as per taste) or can also use whole dry red chilies.
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil


1) After heating oil, add chana and urad dal then add mustard , cumin, when it starts popping add curry leaves, dhania, asofoetida and turmeric.
2) Remove aside after frying, and add dudhi peels to fry in same pan, fry for 4-5 min.
3) After frying grind everything together in a grinder with tamarind, chilli powder and salt- to a paste. Add few tbsp water to make paste.
4) Serve with chapati or rice.
5) Can mix with yogurt to make a dipping sauce as well.
* can also put tarka on top after grinding.
Tarka - heat oil and add mustard seeds and curry leaves with 1 dry red chili. Enjoy

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