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Peerkangai Thol Thogayal / Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney

My mom used to make this ridge gourd peel chutney. I wanted to try this for a long time but never did till recently. One of my friends here had a craving for this thogayal and finally I tried it. It was really tasty. We can have it for idly or dosa or even with rice and ghee 🙂

Time of Preparation : 20 minutes
Spice level : 3
No of Servings : 2 to 3


  • Ridge Gourd Peel – 1 1/2 cup
  • Urad Dal – 2 tsp
  • Channa Dal – 2 tsp
  • Red Chillies – 4
  • Tamarind – small pebble size
  • Coconut (grated) – 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and the channa dal followed by urad dal and red chillies.
  2. Fry them for 2 minutes and add the curry leaves followed by the ridge gourd peel
  3. Fry till they become soft and then add the coconut and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove it from the heat and let it cool.
  5. Add the tamarind and salt and grind it to coarse paste.


  1. It’s really amazing how we make chutneys with the peels…so chatpati and yummy.

  2. This is totally new to me..looks tempting

  3. Never tried this.. But looks so tempting.. will try it soon.

  4. Yum, that looks delicious 🙂

  5. This look lip smacking good.

  6. Great way to use up that peel! Simply yummy…

  7. Yum n so flavorful ~ very new to me 🙂
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  8. This chutney is my favourite..looks delicious.
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  9. Thank you all for your lovely comments!!!


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