LAUKI KI CHUTNEY/ BOTTLEGOURD CHUTNEY

Today we are all moving towards sustainable living with minimizing food waste. Today my recipe is a zero waste recipe. I don’t like to waste food. I buy what is required .Trying to move towards absolutely zero waste living.We can all vouch for it .Lauki ki Chutney or Bottle gourd chutney is so versatile that it can used as a chutney , dip, mixed with rice. Absolutely delicious and lipsmacking recipe.
My humble contribution for 235th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #BestFromWaste is this delicious Lauki ki Chutney that can be made in a jiffy.This theme was suggested by Archana who is an amazing blogger and has a lovely collection of recipes on her blog
https://themadscientistskitchen.com/ . Do check her space . I have tried some of her recipes like Sweet Potato Halwa and Kathyawadi Garlic chutney. They were absolutely mind blowing. Have bookmarked some more recipes from her blog.

Recipe for Lauki ki Chutney

What are the Ingredients for this recipe?

  • 1 Medium Size Lauki / Bottle Gourd chopped into cubes
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 5 Green Chillies
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1/2 Lemon size Tamrind
  • Handful of fresh Coriander
  • 1/2 Tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1/4 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Jeera
  • 1 Tsp Urad dal
  • 1/4 Tsp Hing/ Asafoetida
  • 1/2 Tsp Oil

For Seasoning:

  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Urad dal
  • 1/4 Tsp Hing / Asafoetida
  • 1/4 Tsp Oil
  • 8-10 curry leaves

How to make this chutney?

Wash and clean the bottle gourd / Lauki. Do not peel or remove the pulp with seeds . Cut the ends and chop the bottle gourd into cubes . Use the ends to make compost.Dry Roast the sesame seeds and keep it aside. Take a wide bottom pan and heat oil. Add jeera and urad dal.Once they turn slighlty brown add the chopped lauki, green chilli and chopped coriander. Mix well and close the lid. Let it cook on medium flame for about 15 mins. Lauki will become soft. Now add salt, tamrind, red chilli powder, asafoetida and ginger and garlic paste. Mix well and let it cook for a minute. Switch off the flame. Allow it to cool completely. Grind all the ingredients along with roasted sesame seeds and make a smooth paste.Transfer all the contents to a bowl. Heat some oil in a small pan for the seasoning. Add mustard seeds , urad dal ,curry leaves and hing. Once it starts to splutter switch off the flame and garnish the chutney with this seasoning. Serve this delicious chutney with piping hot rice and ghee ,idli , dosa, paniyaram or use it as a dip or in sandwhich. You will crave for more.
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11 thoughts on “LAUKI KI CHUTNEY/ BOTTLEGOURD CHUTNEY

  1. Totally floored by your recipe Preethi. Once, while making lauki juice I wanted to add the peel and was stopped by my sister in law as she said lauki peel is unhealthy. Usually lauki peel is so tender and have wondered why we can’t use it. But now I know better. I’m sure we can use unpeeled lauki in sambhar too.

  2. Amma makes this chutney too, sometimes with only bottle gourd peel, and all of us love it to bits. It’s such a great way of using kitchen ‘waste’, which is actually so very nutritious!

    Love how you have explained the recipe in detail, Preethi. The chutney looks delicious and very inviting.

  3. Such an awesome recipe. Getting my folks to eat lauki is an uphill task but with this amazingly delicious chutney with minimum wastage is surely a delight for the tastebuds and my soul. Loved the recipe I must try it.

  4. WOW chutney using lauki sounds totally different. I usually dont peel the baby tender ones and use in curry as it is. This one i will surely make sometime.

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