Ridge Gourd peel Chutney /Tomato Chutney
Peel of ridge gourd (without the ‘ridgy’ portion) of 1/2 kg ridgegourd(Tamil: Peerkankai,Kannada:Peerakkai).
Dry Red chillies ; 3 or 4
Green chillies : 2
Urad dhal : 1 ½ Tbs Methi seeds : 8 or 10
Hing : a pinch garlic: 2/3 pods fresh coriander leaves : a few sprigs
Tamarind : a little (small gooseberry size)
Pour 1 Tbs oil in a pan and add urad dhal , red chillies and methi seeds and roast for a while. Now add the peel, and rest of the ingredients with salt and roast dry till the peel gets cooked- changes to dull green colour.
Remove from fire and cool. Grind in mixie without adding any water to as smooth a chutney as possible.
Serve with hot rice and ghee or use as chutney for dosa
Replace the peel with ripe tomatoes cut into pieces and cook without adding water to a pulp and grind to smooth paste in a mixie. Mmmmm....this goes well with hot rice or dosas..