Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ridge Gourd Skin/Edges Chutney – [Shirala chya saalichi chutney / Turai ke chillke ki chutney]

Most common breakfast @ our place belonged to dosa – idli family. Mom used to do loads of variations with them and also with the side dish served with it – Chutney!So at our place we had this Huge family of Chutneys- every week new one and it dint reappear for months! :-/
IMG_2399 So I also decided to continue this trend and atleast try new chutney/pickle once a month. So when we had brought ridge gourd, I recollected Mom’s Shirala chya saalichi chutney. Ridge gourd is called Shirala in Marathi cos it has these Shiras (Edges in marathi), normally we don’t use this in our sabzi/vegetable (as we use peeled guord) and as I have this waste phobia I feel top of the world if I use something which was meant to be thrown. ;)

You Need:
  • Skin /Edges of Ridge gourd
  • Green Chilies: 2-3 as spicy as you need
  • Sesame Seeds (Til): 2-3 tsp
  • Ghee: while roasting
  • Jaggery and Tamarind Pulp: 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

You Do:
  1. Heat Ghee in a pan – Roast all ingredients on the pan.                                                                           IMG_2428
  2. The skin changes its color from dark green to light one  - then put it across in mixer and grind.                                                             IMG_2429
  3. Add the pulp – grind –add water for the required consistency.IMG_2432
Done :)


  1. I too do it but slightly variated... looks bright green color but mine slightly changes.. looks good and perfect for rice.

  2. I am quite surprised you bought the shirala. One of your most hated bhajis right? :P
    So did you throw away the vegetable after peeling its skin?

  3. Nice step-by-step procedures...the chutney looks very tasty :)

  4. @Pavithra,
    Thanks :)

    There is a menu planner in place so me using totally new new veggies nowadays :)


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