I studied in Vijayawada hostel during my Intermediate(+2) in Andhra Pradesh.I know everyone complains about hostel food,but my hostel has the best chutneys.This recipe is what I picked up from there.
Preparation time:20 minutes
1 1/2 cup dosakaya apple cucumber diced
1 1/2 tablespoon urad dal/split gram dal
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
6-9 green chillis(depending on your spice level)
2 dry red chillis
1/4 teaspoon methi seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste
handful chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon oil
1. Heat half the oil in a pan, Add 1 tablespoon urad dal, methi seeds, mustard seeds, red chilis and green chilis and roast them until the urad dal is lightly browned.
2. Grind these spices along with the salt and tamarind and half the apple cucumber pieces to a smooth paste.
3.Heat the remaining oil and add the remaining urad dal and cumin and let brown lightly. Add the dosakaya pieces and salt and saute for 1 minute and turn off the stove.
4.Mix the ground paste and the apple cucumber pieces and garnish with cilantro.
Serve with rice.
Cutting the pieces as small as possible will give you a better outcome.