Lauki Ghiya Bottlegourd Tomato Chutney Recipe

by Kavitha
(Andhra Pradesh)

This bottlegourd tomato chutney recipe is easy to make chutney.

In some of the Indian languages, bottle gourd is known as lauki/ dudhi/ ghiya(Hindi), doodhi bhopla(marathi), sorekai (Kannada), sorakaya(Telgu).

Bottle gourd is also known as calabash, opo squash, long melon around the world.

Lauki or doodhi is a commonly available vegetable. It is healthy.

How to make Lauki - Ghiya - Bottle gourd tomato chutney

Ingredients for lauki/doodhi tomato chutney

bottlegourd - 100grms
tomato - 1 big size
onion - 1 medium size
urad dal(split white lentil) - 1 tsp
jeera(cumin seeds) - 3/4 tsp
green chilli- 6 to 8
oil - 2 tsp
salt - 1 tsp or according to taste.
tamarind - lime size ball.

Ingredients for talimpu - tempering

musturd seeds - 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
red chilli- 2
curry leaves- 2

Making lauki tomato chutney

First cut the outer part of bottlegourd and cut into slices. keep it aside.
Cut tomato and onion into slices.
Switch on the stove. Then take a kadai(fry pan) add oil.
Then add urad dal and jeera.
Fry for 5 sec then first add green chillies,onion and fry for 2min.
Then add bottlegourd slices. Fry for 5 minutes.
Next add tomato and fry for 3 min in medium flame only.
Keep the kadai aside cool the mix.

Making tempering - talimpu

On the same flame, heat a small pan. Add 1 tsp oil.
Add mustard seeds,cumin seeds,red chillies and then curry leaves and fry for 5 sec.
switch of the flame. Keep it aside.

Now grind the cooled bottlegourd mixture with adding salt and tamarind.

Take that bottle gourd and tomato paste into a bowl.
Add talimpu and mix well.

Serving bottle gourd tomato chutney

Serve chutney with dosas, idly and also with plain rice.

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