Anapakaya Pachadi / Bottle Gourd Chutney


Anapakaya pieces – 2.5 cups
Oil – 3 tbsp.
Cumin – ½ tsp.
Green chillies – 2
Garlic – 8 pods
Coriander – 2 tbsp.
Tomato – 1 chopped
Salt to taste
Turmeric  powder – ½ tsp.
Tamarind – a small piece(soaked in water for few minutes)

For Tempering

Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Urad dal – ½ tsp.
Curry leaves – a few
Oil – 1 tbsp.


  1. Take a pan and add oil.
  2. Once hot, add cumin, slit green chillies and sauté. To this add garlic and mix well.
  3. Now add anapakaya pieces and cook till semi soft.
  4. Add coriander to this and cook till fully done.
  5. Then add tomato , salt, turmeric powder and mix well.
  6. Cook and cool. Blend well. Add the tamarind into mixie jar during blending.
  7. Do tempering and serve.

Notes –

Can also add roasted sesame seeds while blending to get a nice flavour.

For more chutney recipes, check these below….

a. Anapakaya or Bottle Gourd Onion Tomato Chutney
b. Green Brinjal Coriander Chutney
c. Dondakaya or Ivy Gourd Chutney
d. Curry Leaves Chutney
e. Carrot Chutney


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