Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Seeme Badane Chutney (Chayote Squash Chutney)

Seeme Badane kai or Chayote squash chutney is a side dish and we can have it with rice, chapati, poori, dose or Idly. Seeme badane chutney can be done quickly and do not need much of ingredients and its tasty too.

Eating chutney (any) in first a few spoons is good for health. Eating coconut is very good for our health. Its healthy properties will surely take care of your health in many ways.
Yemmy Seeme Badane Kai Chutney will be definitely liked by all age group.
Preparing chutney from vegetables peel is not new. It is an oldest traditional way. Ladies in those days never used to throw away the peels, they knew it very well that vegetable peels contain rich minerals and vitamins. I learnt this habit from my doddamma. (Mother's sister). She is one of the best cook those days and even now I remember her way of cooking.
I have used the 1 full seeme badanekai for this " Seeme Badane Chutney".
Remember to soak any market bought vegetable in plain water for at least 20 minutes. These days the chemical spray is sprayed to keep the vegetable fresh, green and long lasting. 
It is an simple and yummy chutney and you can enjoy having it with plain hot rice and a spoon of fresh ghee or any other main dish of your choice.
I have avoided mustard seasoning and it is up to your choice.
Let us see the recipe.

Things needed:

Seeme Badane Kai: (medium sized): 1
Coconut: 1 Cup
Sesame seeds: 1 Table spoon
Red chilly: 4 to 6
Curry leaves: 8 to 10 leaves
Tamarind Pulp: 1 Table spoon
Jaggery: 1 Teaspoon (optional)
Salt: to taste
Ingh or Asfoetida: a pinch
Oil: 1 Tea spoon
Ready to serve Chutney


1. Wash and remove the outer skin of the Seeme badane kai and cut into small pieces.
2. Soak a small gooseberry (nellikai) size of tamarind in hot water for 5 minutes and squeeze out the pulp and keep the pulp aside.
3. Grate fresh coconut and keep it aside.
4. Now keep a pan on the fire and heat. Put oil and put sesame seeds, red chilly and fry till the seeds starts spurts.(fried).
5. Add curry leaves and seeme badane kai to the sesame seeds mixture and fry them also for 2 to 3 minutes and put off the gas.

6, Add this mixture to the grated coconut and leave it for cooling.
7. Grind this seeme badane kai- coconut mixture, tamarind pulp, ingh and salt together with little water till paste.

8. Add jaggery to the ground paste and grind for 1 minute and put the ground chutney to the serving bowl.
9. Now serve Seeme badane Kai Chutney with hot rice with a spoon of ghee on the top of the rice.

10. You can add mustard spurt if you wish.


Do not over roast sesame seeds. Adding jaggery is an optional. You can add more chilly if like the spicy taste. You can fry seeme badanekai separately. ( I have just fried a little).
You can add garlic seasoning. (optional). 
Time: 10 Minutes.
Taste : Udupi Taste. 
Serves : 2 to 3.


  1. simple and a quick chutney
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  2. Thank you Smitha for the sweet comment..
    Nalini Somayaji

  3. Namaskara,

    Even I make this chutney with slight variation.Nice recipes!

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  4. Thank you for the sweet comment shwetha Suresh..
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    with regards
    Nalini Somayaji