Sorakaya (Bottle Gourd) - 1 peeled and chopped into pieces
Sesame seeds - one fistful
Tamarind - add enough tamarind pulp to make it a little sour taste
Salt to taste - 1 and 1/2 spoon
Green Chillies/Red Chillies - can add both or either depending on your taste buds
Oil - 3 table spoons
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tea spoon
Jeera - 1/2 tea spoon
Chana dal - 1 table spoon
Urad dal - 1 table spoon
Asafoetida - 1/4 tea spoon
Method of preparation
1) Put a kadai on stove and add oil. Wait until the oil is heated and then add mustard seeds. Let them splutter and then add Jeera, chana dal, urad dal, asafoetida and chillies (green, red or both).
2)Now add sorakaya pieces and close it until it is almost cooked (probably for 3 minutes).
3) Add salt to it along with tamarind paste/pulp to it. Mix properly. Blend all together.
4) Dry/wet roast the sesame seeds. Blend it together with the sorakaya mixture. Your chutney is ready.
You can have the chutney with rice or any South Indian tiffin like upma, Dosa, pesarattu also.