Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Phobia leads to Seeds Chutney

Wiki explains Phobia as -- A phobia (from the Greek: φόβος, phóbos, meaning "fear" or "morbid fear") are groups of anxiety disorders characterized by intense and persistent fear of certain situations, activities, things, animals, or people.

So I conclude I have Food-Waste-Phobia (only if that was the word) /:) yeah, I fear to waste food anything that is edible. I get cranky and act weird if I had to forcibly squander anything but I do prefer using them in one way or other.IMG_3673

Remember my Shiralachya Salichi chutney - Ridge gourd edges Chutney, yes there are many such dips we can prepare with remains of our main vegetable. One of such is this – Padvalchya beeanchi chutney – Chutney with Snake gourd Seeds. Frankly these give a very different taste to our regular green chutneys.


Snake Gourd Seeds Chutney

You Need:

  • Snake Gourd seeds: about 15
  • Green Chillies: 2-3 (increase for the spiciness)
  • Sesame Seeds: 2-3 tbsp – to temper
  • Tamarind pulp: about 1 tsp
  • Jaggery pulp: about 1 tsp
  • Mint Leaves: about 5 (optional)
  • Oil for tempering
  • Salt to taste

You DO:

  1. Temper the “to temper” seeds in oil (take care while tempering sesame seeds- they tend to fly off – cover immediately)then follow other ingredients one by one except the pulp.
  2. Roast them till they turn light brown. IMG_3670
  3. When done, let it stand for some time to cool – add the pulp.
  4. Grind the mix in a mixer - add water in accordance with the consistency required.

Done! Enjoy as chutney or spread on breads.IMG_3671

This Snake Gourd Seed chutney goes to Preeti’s Green Gourmet Event.


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  2. I love snake guard seeds. I usually stir fy them in oil with turmeric, chilli powder and salt with little mustard.. This is really interesting and this is going to be side dish for chutney for idli or dosa this time. Becos I love the flavor of the seeds and thanks so much for sharing this kanchan. The platter is now making me hungry as I did not finish my BF..

  3. very innovative dish kanchan..looks so gud!!

  4. Kup avdathe ha chutney..Perfect with rice too.

  5. Lovely, interesting and unique dish. Thanks for your wonderful recipe.

  6. Wow Kanchan, that is soooooooooo creative :)

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  8. Thata a very innovative chutney and would love to grab those soft and fluffy looking idlis :-)

  9. Wow,thats so cool,never heard this idea before,thanks for posting! With idlies it looks great!

  10. if there is one phobia thats good to have, i guess it will be this one :) siralyacha beeyanchi chutney is looking yummy.. I have never come across this preparation.. very interesting!

  11. never tried snake guard seeds dish before.. chutney looks perfect and your idli too :)

  12. Thats a very interesting one, just love those idli, its come out perfect kanchan

  13. Nice idea dear...gud that the phobia brings out something interesting ;)...chutney looks gud

  14. I wont throw anything that much easily, i do this seeds as chutney..urs looks fabulous Kanchan..

  15. Thats an innovative chutney, Kanchan and wasting food is a complete no-no for me too...

  16. what a has never struck me..thanks for the idea.

  17. Creative chutney and nice clicks!!
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