Saturday, 17 March 2012

Super Veggie Chutney

This recipe was an accidental discovery by mom in her kitchen just a couple of years back and since then has become everyone's favorite at home. You don't have to throw away the remaining vegetables anymore that are not sufficient for a meal, instead you can turn them into this tasty and healthy chutney. Enjoy this yummy chutney!!

  1. Ridge gourd- 1 (medium sized). Peeled and diced into cubes
  2. Cabbage- 1/2 of a medium sized one. Randomly diced
  3. Potato-2. De-skinned and cut into bite sized pieces
  4. Brinjal-3 small ones
  5. Tomato-2
  6. Shallots- A handful
  7. Green chilies- To taste
  8. Coriander powder- 1 tbsp
  9. Cumin seeds- 1/2 tbsp
  10. Mustard seeds and Urid dhal- 1/2 tbsp each
  11. Salt- To taste
  12. Oil- As required
  1. Heat oil in a pressure pan, add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.
  2. Add the shallots and green chilies and saute them for 2 to 3 minutes or until the shallots become translucent.
  3. Now goes in all the veggies one by one. Add salt and coriander powder. Saute all the vegetables together for 5 to 7 minutes before putting the lid on.
  4. The vegetable will let out some water. Add 1/2 a cup of water if needed. Close the pan with the lid and whistle on.
  5. Allow the pan to whistle for 3 times on low flame and turn the flame down.
  6. Let the pressure come down. Open the lid, cool the contents and blend them together in a food processor.
  7. Season with mustard seeds and urid dhal.
  • You can follow this method to make ridge gourd chutney leaving out all the other vegetables.
  • This chutney best suits dosa and panniyaram.