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Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Bhorta/Mash, Pickle / Achar / Jam | 2 comments

Wood Apple Chutney / Kodbel Bhorta / Kodbel Makha

kodbel bhorta


Wood apple has hard shell which needs to crack to open. There are two types of wood apple (Bel). One is sweeter in taste and the other one sour in taste. Sour wood apple is called “Kodbel” in Bengali. This sour wood apple(kodbel) is used in making lip smacking chutney. Like any chutney ingredients depends on your taste, please add spices up to your taste. Enjoy.


  • 1 wood appleI(1/2 cup)(kodbel)
  • 2-3 dry roasted Chillies
  • 3-4 cloves galic(finely chopped)(1/3 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard oil(optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 teaspoon coriander leaf (chopped)

How to make:

Crack the wood apple (kodbel) and take out the pulp. Smash the pulp well and mix with all ingredients together. Enjoy lip smacking Wood Apple Chutney / Kodbel Bhorta / Kodbel Makha.




Rownak loves to cook bangladeshi food and share her bengali recipes on her cooking blog. Rownak is determined to introduce all the authentic bangladeshi cuisine to the world and let everyone realise what they were missing out! She is based on sunny Queensland (Gold Coast) in Australia. Rownak writes for a number of bangladeshi cooking blog.

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  1. Hi Rownak
    I love your all recipes. Could you please let me know how did you get wood Apple in Australia ?

    • I am not that lucky!!! At this moment I am in Bangladesh, so trying to work on those recipe which I dont get in Au. Sorry I cannot help in this case. 🙁

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