Orange Peel Chutney

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Oct. 26, 2008

The peel of orange has its place in the cuisine of food in traditional indian dishes, and one such dish is the Orange Peel Chutney. But before that let us go step by step.

How to dry orange peel:-
Peel 2 fresh oranges with a vegetable peeler, taking care not to include the bitter white pith beneath the orange rind. Then sun dry it to the core. When ready, the peel will be dry and brittle. Let it cool completely and store it an air-tight container, in a cool, dark place. It will keep indefinitely stored like this.
Dried citrus peels have many uses, so next time youre going to eat an orange, peel it first and dry the peel. Peels can be stored in ziplock bags in refrigerator for months.


Orange peels 2 (fresh and chopped to small bits)
Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Tamarind concentrate 1/4 Teaspoon
Fenugreek seeds 1/4 Teaspoon (roasted ground)
Mustard seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Asafoetida 1 Pinch
Oil 1 Tablespoon (for seasoning)
Salt To Taste
Chickpeas 1 Teaspoon
Coriander seeds 1 Teaspoon
White lentils 1 Teaspoon
Black pepper corns 1 Teaspoon
Red chillies 2


In a pan put oil and add mustard seeds to it. Allow it to splutter.

Add the chopped orange peels and fry them for a minute.

Pour water and allow it to boil.

While it is boiling add turmeric powder, fenugreek powder, asafoetida, tamrind concentrate, curry leaves and salt.

Check whether the orange peels are cooked completely and then add the ground masala.

Allow the content to boil for few more minutes until the gravy thickens and the masala gets mixed well. Transfer the content to a bowl. Orange peel chutney is ready to be served.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 93Calories from Fat 51

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 132 mg5.5%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%


Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet