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Mangalore Cucumber Skin Chutney Recipe

Coconut chutney, Pudina chutney , Tomato chutney these are the common ones. But have you imagined chutney’s can be prepared from the skin of vegetables too?


I have one more Mangalore special chutney recipe which will keep your fingers on your nose. 

We usually peel off the skin of Mangalore Cucumber and throw it away as a waste. Never do that :). Every part of a vegetable is worth to be eaten. 

Now take the recipe:

All you require is 
  • Peeled Skin of Mangalore Cucumber
  • Urad dal
  • Curry Leaves
  • Red Chilli
  • Grated coconut
  • Tamarind
  • Salt to taste
  • Methi


Recipe of Mangalore Cucumber Skin Chutney:

Wash the skin cleanly with water.

Place the skin of Mangalore Cucumber in a vessel. Add little water till the Skin sinks. Let it boil for
15 minutes. 


Once the skin of Mangalore cucumber fades its colour, stop boiling and keep it to cool down.

Take a Kadai add 2 spoons of Urad dal, curry leaves and 2 to 3 red chillies. Add a spoon of oil and fry till golden brown. 

Take about a cup of grated coconut.


Take a mixer jar and add boiled skin of Mangalore cucumber, fried ingredients, small piece of tamarind , grated coconut and salt to taste. 


Mix them all to a fine paste by adding minimum water.  Do not make the paste too watery, let them remain to be thick consistent.

Mangalore Cucumber Skin chutney is ready to be served.


This tastes the best with rice. Add few drops of  coconut oil to rice with this chutney. You can also serve it with dosa’s and chapattis.

The same chutney can also be prepared using the skin of  Pumpkin, Ash gourd and cucumber. 

The skin of vegetables which  usually enters dustbin, can be made into tasty chutneys. Try this and get back to me with its taste. 

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