Heere kai sippe chutney ( Ridged gourd skin chutney)
There are very few vegetables whose skin you peel and don’t throw away! Heere kai ( ridge gourd) and seeme badanekai ( chayote). These veggie skins can be used to make yummy chutneys by adding bulk without having to use coconut, as with most traditional chutneys. Plus, the skin is where all the fiber and vitamins are in. My mom makes daal out of heerekai and uses the skin to make chutney.
Peeled skin from 3-4 gourds
cilantro 1/2 cup chopped
Chana dal 1/2 cup
Coconut 1/2 cup
Green chillies 4-5
Curry leaves 5-6
Mustard seeds and oil for seasoning.
Dry roast the chana daal till it turns golden brown. Add the ridge gourd peels,grated coconut, green chillies,cilantro and roast till the peels turn dark green in color.
Then using a little water, grind into a smooth paste in a blender.
Season with mustard seeds spluttered in oil.
Tastes fantastic with idli, dosa and even with rice!