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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Chinikayi(Sweet Pumpkin) Sippe & Thirulina Chutney

2.5 - 3 cups Skin and inner part of Tender Sweet Pumpkin / Ele Chinikayi Sippe & Thirulu
3 - 4 Red Chillies
1.5 tsp Coriander Seeds
Grape sized Tamarind
Grape sized Jaggary (Optional)
Salt to taste
3/4 cup grated Coconut
1 tsp Mustard seeds
6 - 8 Curry leaves
1 - 2 broken Red Chillies
1 tsp Oil

Peel the sweet pumpkin skin, wash and cut it into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture. Remove the seeds from the inner part of sweet pumpkin and cut them into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put the chopped ingredients, red chillies, salt, tamarind, jaggary, coriander seeds, little amount of water in a pressure cooker container and cook. (1-2 whistles)

Put cooked ingredients and grated coconut in a mixer. Grind them together into smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. (If it is frozen coconut add hot water while grinding.) Pour this ground mixture to a vessel, add enough salt and water(If required).

Put oil, mustard seeds, broken red chillies in a pan and heat. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add it to chutney. Mix well before serving. It goes well with rice and dosas.