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Monday, February 14, 2011

CORIANDER STALKS & SNAKEGOURD SEEDS DIP CUM CHUTNEY



This is a tasty dish with the things which we discard and think its not useful. This is an easy Indian style dip & goes well with any starters or snacks. When tempered it also gets the chutney flavour. I generally make snakegourd seeds thogayal. As I was having a bunch of fresh coriander stems, I made a dip cum chutney which was very tasty. The dip was best with baby corn fritters and the chutney was best with idli & dosa. As I found it interesting, I thought of sharing it with you.
INGREDIENTS:

Coriander stalks - 1 bunch
Snakegourd seeds - 2 cups

Green chillies - 2

Tomato - 1

Salt - as per taste
Oil - 1 tablespoon
To temper:
Oil - 1/2 tsp.

Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp.

Hing - a pinch


METHOD:

Wash the coriander stalks and chop it roughly .

Heat oil in a kadai and saute the snakegourd seeds for a while. Then add coriander stalks, tomato and green chillies and saute well till it completely wilts and the raw smell is diffused.


When cool, blend it in a mixie to a fine paste alongwith salt. (Do not add water). Dip is ready.

When tempered with mustard seeds and hing, the chutney is ready.

37 comments :

  1. it's a different chutney..looks yummy

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  2. Wow very innovative one..i throw these out will try it..

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  3. Love that dip, am going to try it soon.

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  4. Looks so yum...I love any type of chutney

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  5. Truly an interesting and delicious chutney..

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  6. lovely and new combo.The chutney must be really tasting excellent.

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  7. I also do not throw away coriander stalks. Chop them finely and add in my dal or soups for nice aroma. This chutney sounds interesting.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. Wow..chutney out of the things which we usually discard. Looks very creamy.

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  9. Very healthy and innovative chutney, I make a crispy chutney with the peels.


    FOODELICIOUS

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  10. This is wonderful recipe to use the things that is usually thrown away... Will surely try this one
    Reva

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  11. Luv the vegetable chutneys anytime..The snake gourd seeds chutney is very new recipe i ever across...i luv to have with steaming hot idies...

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  12. Shanti didi, I never knew we can make chutney with this! Will try it out next time I find snakegourd in the market.

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  13. Looks so so so yummy.. wish i can have hot rice and this chutney ..divine.

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  14. Simply amazing.. Happy Valentine's day!

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  15. woowww. interesting chutney.. its new .. would def try this..

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  16. Very interesting & innovative chutney!

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  17. Nice combo... delicious chutney.

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  18. Amazing idea,never thought snake gourd mid part is edible,sounds interesting! Yummy!!

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  19. Hai
    Lovely blog. Interesting recipes.
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  20. I do make chutney with the seeds of snake gourd, I have posted it long back I think can't remember :), my mom taught me that, I never discard stalks either I just use it with all kinds of grinding when I need to use fresh coriander, like morkozhumbu, thogayal, etc., I have used the snake gourd seeds in making dosa too, what I found very interesting in this recipe is I have not used tomato and no dals in it is different, and certainly might be used as a dip, so next time I will try this version, thanks for sharing...

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  21. just today I threw the seeds away! never knew we could make something like these! so nice.

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  22. Incredible chutney ,bet it would have been flavorful.

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  23. This is very new to me - great idea.

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  24. Hey Shanti, I love your blog posts and you have such great pics! Keep inspiring

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  25. Innovative chutney! looking delicious!

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  26. have never tried chutney with snake gourd..looks yummy..

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  27. wow ! This is amazing that we never knew how to make use of the Coriander stalks !! Shall try out and let you know.. Wanted to let u know that I have tried many of your authentic Iyengar recipes (being an Iyengar myself) and they turned out just like my mom/grandmom would have made it ! thanks.. Also, do visit my new blog (http://itsnotmadrasi.blogspot.com) sometime and leave ur valuable comments / suggestions.. It would be a pleasure to have them from a veteran cook like you !
    Thanks
    Kalyani
    http://itsnotmadrasi.blogspot.com

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