Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Spicy Bottlegourd Chutney

Bottlegourd is one of the earliest vegetables cultivated by man, believed to be originated in Africa. Bottle gourd, not very familiar to the western world, is one of the favorite vegetables in Indian Cuisine. It grows in humid weather of India, Sri Lanka and other tropical countries. The bottle gourd is low in fat and cholesterol yet high in dietary fibre. It contains 96% water and 100gm of it contains around 12 Kcal. It is rich in iron and also has vitamins C and B complex.it is excellent for light, low-cal diets, as well as for small children, people with digestive problems, diabetics and convalescents. its high water content makes it very cooling. The cooked Bottle Gourd is cooling, calming, diuretic and easy to digest. It is also effective against constipation and other digestive disorders.Ayurveda suggests Bottle gourd juice once daily in the early morning for treating graying Hair.The Bottle Gourd juice is used in treatment of stomach acidity, indigestions and ulcers. A glass of lauki juice with a little salt added to it prevents excessive loss of sodium, quenches thirst & helps in preventing fatigue,excessive loss of sodium, satiating thirst and keeping you refreshed in summer.Here is a simple,spicy chutney with bottlegourd chunks grinded with dry red chillies, grated coconut,urad dal and tamarind, suits prefect with hot idlis,dosas,curd rice and rice porridge...




2cups Bottlegourd chunks
4nos Dry red chillies
1tbsp Urad dal
2tbsp Grated coconut
1no Tamarind (blueberry size)
Salt
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
5nos Curryleaves
Oil


Heat few drops of oil, fry the urad dal, dry red chillies until golden brown...keep aside..sauté the bottlegourd chunks in the same pan for few minutes,dry roast the grated coconut..take the cooked bottlegourd chinks, roasted coconut,tamarind,fried urad dal,salt and redchillies in a mixie and grind as fine coarse paste..Heat the remaining oil,splutters the mustard seeds,curry leaves and pour over the grounded paste and serve as side dish...

32 comments:

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Chutney looks yumm, i love the newlook of you place.

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

Great info on the Botlle gourd , Priya!BTW I didnot know it originated in Africa..The chutney looks fab!

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Wow never heard of bottle gourd chutney before, you are so innovative dear :)

Purva Desai said... Reply To This Comment

nice idea of making chutney out of bottlegourd.....the new look of your blog is very neat....

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

That's a good way to eat bottle gourd. The new look, looks great.

En Samaiyal said... Reply To This Comment

The New Look of ur blog looks Fantastic Priya .....Chutney is new to me....

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Chutney looks yumm!!! New look rocks!!

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Chutney is Fantastic! Really Nice info about Bottlegourd!

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

This is a healthy and delicious-looking chutney Priya :)

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

NIce idea, chutney looks yummy Priya.

Red Chillies said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great and love the new layout Priya. Looks awesome!

lata raja said... Reply To This Comment

Thogaiyal with bottlegourd looks inviting. I shall give it a try.

priya said... Reply To This Comment

chutney looks sooo yum yum!!,,love to try it out!

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

nice info. dear bottle gourd chutney looks yummmmmmmm great.

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

புது டெம்ப்ளேட் அழகா இருக்குப்பா.சுரைக்காய் சட்னி சூப்பர்,இதுவரை அதில் சட்னி செய்ததில்லை.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

chutney looks yum,,,never have tried using it...And loved the new look of your blog...just fantastic priya

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

The new template looks cool priya.. The chutney looks yumm.. I saw a similar recipe in a book.. your look simple.. will give it a try..

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

chuteny looks yummy!!

The new look of the blog is also grt!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of bottlegourd chutney..you are so creative..dear :)

Abhilash Pillai said... Reply To This Comment

your recipe looks nice, but I do not like bottle guard so no comments..

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Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

That looks like a healthy chutney Priya. Love your blog's new look.

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

Wow I love this Almost i too do same way.. Healthy one..

Mythreyi Dilip said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful template dear, chutney will surely taste yum.

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

this is very different..and priya..please change ur font color..

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Like everyone, i love the new layout no more pink buddy!
Yummy chutney!

Babli said... Reply To This Comment

I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for your beautiful presentation and mouth watering picture of spicy chutney. It looks yummy and delicious and I shall try out your lovely recipe.
You are welcome in my blogs.

Sanghi said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious chutney dear! The blog template looks clean and chic priya!:)

Raaga said... Reply To This Comment

this looks like a thogayal... love it. :) got to try it sometime.

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy chutney... looks yumm and also your new template.... appropriate for the fall season :)

Sireesha said... Reply To This Comment

Chutney looks Fabulous... new look ,looks great

Rekha shoban said... Reply To This Comment

hi priya,quite different chutney...looks gud. Please accept the awards waiting for you in my blog!!!

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Love the new look Priya.Great it is just like all your recipes.Chutney looks great and is new to me