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Tomato & Bottlegourd(Lauki) Peel Chutney/Tomato & Sorakaya(Anapakaya) Pottu(Thokkala) Pachadi

This is yet another delicious and healthy chutney that can be enjoyed with warm rice and ghee or as a side for dosa,idli and rotis/chapatis/parathas.This chutney is very easy to make and delicious to taste.

Let us see how this delicious chutney is made---------


Main Ingredients :
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Bottlegourd Peel...................from 1medium sized bottlegourd(cleaned and cut)
Tomatoes.............................2 medium size(cut into chunks)
Green Chilly.........................3(to taste)
Dried Mint...........................1/4cup

Seasoning Ingredients :
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Sesame Oil............................2tbsp
Red Chilly.............................1(to taste)
Chana Daal...........................1/2tsp
Urad Daal.............................1/2tsp
Mustard Seeds......................1/2tsp
Cumin Seeds.........................1/2tsp
Coriander Seeds....................1tsp
Asafoetida/Hing.....................1/8tsp
Turmeric................................1/8tsp
Garlic Cloves........................2(optional)
Tamarind Paste......................2tsp(to taste)
Salt.......................................to taste

Preparation :
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Place a pan on the stove on medium high heat and add 1tbsp oil.Once the oil heats up add all the seasoning ingredients except tamarind,turmeric and salt.Once the seasoning is ready take it out from the pan and keep it aside.Now add the remaining 1tbsp of oil to the pan and to this hot pan add the slit chilly and the cut bottle gourd peel and let cook for few minutes.




Once the peel is cooked a little, add the cut tomatoes and turmeric and cook for few more minutes till done and switch off the stove.Add tamarind to the warm veggies.


Once the cooked veggies are cooled transfer them  to a blender and add salt ,dry mint and half the seasoning to it and blend well.Remove the blend chutney into a serving bowl and top it with the remaining seasoning.


Delicious Tomato & Bottlegourd Peel Chutney is ready to be served.

Note:
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1) In this chutney along with the bottlegourd peel ,I used the soft white pulp with the tender seeds too in the chutney.

2) You can use fresh cilantro or fresh mint instead of dry mint.


This goes to CWF-WF/WV:Tomato Event guest hosted by Sanyukta and started by me .








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