October 18, 2011

Yellow Squash Chutney/Dip

This is one good way to use up the yellow squash which works as a good side.

2 cups chopped yellow squash
2 tsp chana dal
1/2 tsp urad dal
1/4 tsp cumin seeds(optional)
1/4 tsp mustard seed(optional)
1 to 2 red chili long variety
salt to taste
tamarind small piece

Saute the squash on medium flame stirring all the time with salt until it becomes soft.  Roast the chana dal, urad dal, red chili and splutter the mustard and cumin seeds all separately with a spoon of oil.  Grind these first to a coarse powder with salt.  Add the vegetable and the tamarind and grind it to a paste.  Check for salt and tamarind, add more if needed and pulse it again.  This can be had with idlis and dosa or used as a dip.  If used as a dip you can omit the seasoning. 

You can add some chopped coriander leaves while grinding dalong with the vegetable.


  1. looks like a yummy alternative to regular chutneys.

  2. Excellent and quite an inviting chutney..