World Food Day: Tried This Zero Waste Chutney Yet?
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Cooking happens at every single household and I am sure that majority of us aren’t doing it in the sustainable way. Sustainable cooking is actually a great way to reduce the harmful impact on people, on animals and on environment. And believe me, it could just be started with a single step. With no time, you would ace the art of sustainable and no waste cooking.

Now you might be wondering what could be the first step. We will tell you. The foremost mistake we do is throwing away the peels of fruits and vegetables. We waste the peels of these fruits and vegetables without knowing that we can utilize them in so many ways. I personally regret about the mistake that me and even my family has been doing since ages. You better stop making this mistake right away.

We just peel fruits or vegetables and throw the peels away in the dustbin but let me tell you why you should stop doing it right now. We all know how good fruits and vegetables could be for our body but we should also know that peels of those fruits and vegetables can too benefit us with their own goodness. You can make a plethora of dishes from these peels. For instance, mango peels could be used in making chips while you can use orange peels for skincare. Besides, you can literally take the peels of any vegetable and turn it into fritters. Wao!!

But this time, we have brought for you an amazing condiment made from peels that you wouldn’t have even thought about. Yes, we are talking about the chutney made up from the peels of ridged gourd or turai. You may not like this vegetable as whole but believe me, you won’t be able to say no to the amazing chutney made from its peels. Not only the peels, but this chutney has garlic, chilies, peanut and other spices that makes it the perfect sustainable chutney or the perfect zero waste chutney! Follow these steps and make this chutney at home.


  • 4 of peels turai or ridged gourd
  • 2 green chilies (finely chopped)
  • 1 green chili (whole)
  • 10 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 4 tbsp grind peanut 
  • 1 tsp cumin 


  • Take turai or ridged gourd peels and wash them thoroughly
  • Take a blender and add peels, a green chili and water
  • Blend everything together
  • Squeeze extra water from the chutney so that it cooks quickly 
  • Take a pan and heat oil
  • Add chopped garlic and chopped green chiles
  • When garlic turns golden brown, add the blended peels mixture.
  • Mix well and cook.
  • Cook until the mixture turns, brown, crunchy and aromatic. 
  • Add crushed peanut and salt. Let it roast well.
  • Serve

Easy, wasn’t it? You can have this zero-waste chutney with rotis or even use it for giving a different twist to the classic vada pav. Try this yourself and let us know if it is worth the name. Also, tell us if you know any other chutney or dish that has sustainable cooking process.