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Pumpkin peel chutney

Pumpkin peel chutney is a very simple flavourful and highly nutritious chutney that serves as a great accompaniment for south indian breakfast/tiffin foods like idli, dosa, vadas, etc.
5 from 1 vote
Course Others
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • 1 cup pumpkin peel approximately
  • ¼ cup coconut grated
  • 3 tbsp Bengal gram (channa dal)
  • 2-3 dry red chilli or as per taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • A small piece tamarind or ½ tsp tamarind paste


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp split black gram (urad dal)
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)


  • Heat oil in a frypan. Add Bengal gram dal, dry red chillies and fry for a minute
  • Add pumpkin peel and fry for a minute. Cover and cook until the peel it is completely done (add ¼ cup water if needed)
  • Add coconut, tamarind, salt and fry for another 2-3 minutes
  • Cool completely and transfer this to a blender/mixer. 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
Pumpkin peel chutney
Amount Per Serving
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 33IU1%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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