Friday, July 1, 2011

KARELA PEELS CHUTNEY



Whenever you make karela sabzi do not throw the peels. We can use them in many ways... one of them is making a spicy chutney..

Ingredients:
Karela peels .... 1 bowl ( Peels of 3 small karelas)
Onion.............. 1 small
Green chillies ... 6-8
Garlic ............. 8-10 pods
Ginger ............ 1 small piece
Mint leaves ..... handful ( optional)
Curry leaves ... 1 sprig
Coriander seeds .... 1 tsp
Cumin seeds ......... 1 tsp
Chana dal ............. 1 tsp
Urad dal .............. 1 tbsp.
Tamarind ............ lemon sized
Asafoetida ........ a pinch
Red chilli powder .... 1/2 tsp
Salt .................. to taste
Jaggery ........... 1-2 tsp. ( according to your taste)
Oil ........ 4 tbsps.


Method:

1. Heat 2 tbsps. oil and fry the karela peels.

2. After 2-3 minutes add the onion and whole garlic. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes and put the curry leaves mint and tamarind lump ( no need to soak it), salt and jaggery. Stir for a minute and switch off the gas and let it cool.

3. In a different pan dry roast the dals and coriander and cumin seeds.
4. Grind the dry masala first and tip in the fried ingredients. Grind the chutney adding a very little water if required.
5. Heat 2 tbsps. oil and add asafoetida and red chilli powder. Mix it into the chutney. You may add mustard seeds also if you like. ( Add or reduce chillies according to your liking )
This stays good in the refrigerator for a few days. If you need to preserve it for a longer period, add more oil to the chutney while tempering

22 comments:

  1. Prescribing more interesting .. did not know has to be good.Greetings MARIMI

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  2. Nice way to use karela, healthy recipe idea.

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    1. Yes dear ..we can use them in many ways

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  3. Very interesting and healthy chutney, never prepared bittergourd peels this way..

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  4. Wow you made Karela Chutney.. May be its Karela time, I just posted Karela Dal in my blog..

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  5. Wow Shobha,karela chutney sounds so much fun,I had no clue we could make karela chutney with the peels,my mom used to make the sindhi ,"kutti" with the karela peels,wait till I tell her about this :)

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    1. Kutti sounds interesting .. never made it with karela peels

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  6. Wow That looks truly delicious - chutney with karela will be a first for me when I try it thanks for sharing this recipe :)

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  7. I am a bit apprehensive about making chutney out of karela peels.That's the only veggie I don't like.

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    1. Ok.. maybe try it once .. karela is good for health

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  8. Wow never heard of this chutney.I would have thought the peel would make it bitter. Interesting recipe.

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    1. Not really Nayna.. the spices added to it take away the bitterness.

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