Paka Kodbel Makha Recipe | Bengali Wood Apple Chutney

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This Bengali-style paka kodbel makha or wood apple chutney is a classic chutney recipe that uses the fleshy pulp of কদবেল or wood apple mixed with a generous helping of mustard oil with salt and chopped green chilies. The game changer here is chopped coriander leaves which give it a fresh crunch with a hint of tang.

Wood Apple - paka Kodbel fruit

How to make Kodbel Makha – Ingredients list

  • Wood Apple or Kodbel
  • Salt & Sugar
  • Mustard Oil
  • Green Chilies
  • Coriander Leaves

How to make কদবেল মাখা রেসিপি or Kodbel Bhorta Recipe – Step by Step Instructions

  • Crack the Kodbel carefully using a hammer so that you get two equal halves. Separate the halves and carefully remove any smaller pieces of shell
  • Now scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Again make sure you remove any smaller pieces of the shell caused by cracking the outer layer of kodbel or wood apple
  • Mash the flesh making it smooth.
  • Add Mustard Oil, Salt, Sugar, finely chopped green chilies, and coriander leaves. Give everything a good mix and store it in an airtight container. It stays well for 4-5 days in the refrigerator

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