Pumpkin Chutney

Ingredients:
  • 250 grams Bottlegourd (Lauki)
  • 1 cup Vinegar (Sirka)
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chili pepper (Lal Mirchi)
  • 2 big Cardamoms (Elaichi Moti)
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar (Cheeni) (heaped)
  • 2 teaspoons long strips of Ginger (Adrak)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (Lasun), chopped
  • 4 teaspoons Raisins (Kishmish)
  • 6 Almonds (Badam), blanched
  • 8 Dates (Khajoor), stoned
  • 3 teaspoons Salt (Namak)
Method:
  • Scrape the pumpkin and grate it.
  • Cook in water with garlic, ginger, dates till tender and dry.
  • Add vinegar, sugar, salt, Red chili pepper , almonds and raisins.
  • Cook till a little thick and slightly golden brown.
  • Pour into bottles or airtight jars.

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