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Ridge gourd peel chutney

Ridge gourd has numerous health benefits like anti inflammatory, prevents eye ailments, reduces arthritis to name a few. And the most nutritious part is the skin.
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Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, Karnataka
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 1 cup ridge gourd peel
  • ½ cup coconut fresh, coconut
  • 3 tbsp Bengal gram (channa dal)
  • 2 green chilli or as per taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • A small piece tamarind or ½ tsp tamarind paste
  • Salt to taste


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 dry red chili
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp split black gram (urad dal)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • A small pinch asafoetida


  • Heat oil in a frypan. Add Bengal gram dal and fry for a minute. Add ridge gourd peel and fry until the peel becomes tender (about 5-6 minutes)
  • Add green chilli, coconut, salt and fry for another 2-3 minutes
  • Cool completely and transfer this to a blender/mixer. Add tamarind. Grind to a smooth paste using some water
  • To prepare the tempering, heat a small frypan and add oil
  • Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add the rest of the ingredients and fry for a few seconds. Turn off the heat
  • Add the temper to the chutney and serve


  • You can soak the tamarind in some water, extract the juice and use this for grinding
  • You can substitute fresh coconut with desiccated coconut. In this case, use warm water to grind it
Nutrition Facts
Ridge gourd peel chutney
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 33mg1%
Potassium 62mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 33IU1%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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