Sorakaya/Bottle Gourd Chutney

Bottle Gourd - 1, cut into small 1 inch cubes along with the skin
1/4 tbsp fenugreek seeds
1/4 tbsp coriander seeds
5 Red chillies
10 Green chillies
small lemon sized tamarind, soak in litter water
Garlic pods - 2
Salt as per taste
1/4 tbsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp urad dal
1 tbsp bengal gram
A pinch of Asafoetida

In a pan, add 2 tbsp of oil and when it is hot, add  asafoetida, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, urad dal, bengal gram and fry till urad dal is golden brown. Strain and keep aside
In the same pan, add green chillies and red chillies to the same oil and fry till they are fried well. Strain and keep aside
In the same pan, now add garlic pods, bottle gourd pieces and fry till the bottle gourd pieces are soft. Switch off the stove and let it cool
In a mixie jar, add all the fried ingredients from above and enough salt and grind to a smooth paste
In another pan, add 1 tbsp of oil and when it is hot, add red chilli flakes, mustard seeds and curry leaves and fry well. Add this tampering to the chutney

Very yummy chutney is ready to serve! Goes very well with white rice, Idli, Dosa, Pesarattu and Chapathi

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