Anapakaya Kothimira Pachadi | Bottle Gourd Coriander Chutney


Bottle gourd – 2 cups chopped pieces
Coriander – 1 bunch
Green chillies – 2
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp.
Fenugreek seeds – ¼ tsp.
Garlic – 2 pods
Sesame or til – 2 tsp., roasted
Urad dal – 2 tsp.
Chana dal –  1 tsp.
Turmeric powder – a pinch
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Tamarind paste – 1 tsp.
Salt to taste
Oil – 3 tsp.  or as required


  1. Heat 1 tsp. of oil in a pan. Add 1 tsp. of urad dal, chana dal, green chillies, garlic and fenugreek seeds into it. Roast for a couple of minutes. Keep aside.
  2. In the same pan, add another 1 tsp. of oil and add the bottle gourd pieces along with turmeric. Sprinkle a little salt and water on top and cover and cook till the vegetable becomes soft.
  3. Add the coriander and cook for a few minutes. Cool and transfer contents alongwith the sesame and tamarind paste as well as the ingredients kept aside earlier to a mixie jar. Grind to a paste.
  4. Do tempering with the oil, mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. Add to the chutney and serve.

If you like this recipe, you will surely enjoy making these too…

a. Bottle Gourd Peel Chutney
b. Bottle Gourd Tomato Chutney
c. Anapakaya Chutney
d. Vankaya Tomato Pachadi
e. Dosakaya Pachadi w Onion Tomato
f. Yellow Cucumber Chutney w Coconut n Coriander
g. Ridge Gourd Chutney

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