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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

We usuallu make only this ridge gourd gravy for rice which we call it as chutney (consistency is more like sambar/ kuzhambu) but haven’t tried making thogayal. I have only once tried with it and this is the second time I am trying. This time I was in dilemma on waht  to make gravy for rice or sabji for chapati ,but thought of giving it a try and post here too. It turned out really good with rice. I had some free time yesterday, so tried taking a video too.Winking Very easy recipe with simple ingredients.

Peerkangai thogayal recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time15 mins     |  Cook time: 20 mins     Serves: 6


Ridge gourd – 1

Red chilli – 9

Urad dal – 2 tbsp

Tamarind – 1 tsp tightly packed

Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Salt - As needed


  1. Remove the hard ridges in the ridge gourd. No need to peel all the green skin, you can leave it behind.
  2. 1-peel
  3. Wash and cut into strips and then chop it roughly.
  4. 2-chop
  5. Heat kadai with 1 tsp oil, roast in medium flame - red chilli, asafoetida and urad dal until urad dal changes into golden in colour. Keep aside.
  6. 2-roast
  7. In the same kadai, add the chopped ridge gourd, oil and fry for few minutes. It will leave out water and get cooked. Add tamarind in between to soften the tamarind to make it grind easier. Cool down.
  8. 4-sautee
  9. First powder red chilli, urad dal, asafoetida with salt.
  10. 3-powder
  11. Then add the sauteed ridge gourd and grind smoothly. No need to add water.
  12. 5-grind


    • You can peel off the skin completely too. Few people make it with skin alone I guess, but haven’t tried that.
    • Add more chillies to balance tamarind and the ridge gourd. Ridge gourd has a sweetness by itself.
    • My chopped ridge gourd was roughly 3 cups.

Mix with rice, sesame oil and enjoy. Ghee also goes well with this.

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  1. One of my family's favourite, loved the video too.

  2. We used to make with skin alone. It will give a nice taste too..

  3. Nice and simple Video! Please do share more videos going ahead :)

  4. Hi,
    I don't like ridge gourd much.But this recipe looks tempting.Will surely try it out.

  5. When you are cooking/saute the ridge gourd, do you cook til the liquid evaporates of you get remove the water from the Vegetable?

    1. I let the water evaporate and get cooked


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