Peerkangai Thol Thogayal / Ridgegourd Skin Chutney

         Ridge gourd also known as Peerkangai or Chinese okra. It belongs to cucumber family, high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Whenever I find ridge gourd in my nearby store, will surely buy it and make sambar and with leftover skin , I will make thogayal / chutney. It's really nice idea of using skin without wasting it. It has lots of fiber and nutrition in it. This is very easy to make thogayal and tastes yumm...Best accompaniment for this thogayal are idly or dosa or rasam rice or plain white rice.


          2/3 Cup of Ridge Gourd Skin

          2 Tbsp of Urad Dal
          1 Tsp of Bengal Gram / Channa Dal
          1 Tbsp of Dessicated Coconut Flakes
          2 Garlic Cloves
          2 - 3 Red Chillies
          Pinch of Asafoetida / Hing
          Tamarind - Blueberry/Small Gooseberry size
          Salt to Taste
          2 Tsp of Oil

    To Temper

          1 Tsp of Oil

          1/2 Tsp of Mustard Seeds
          1/2 Tsp of Urad Dal
          1 Sprig of Curry Leaves



   Health Benefits of Ridge Gourd     

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