Peerkankai Thol Thuvaiyal / Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney

Peerkankai Thol Thuvaiyal / Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney

Other Names:  Peerkankai Thuvaiyal. Peerkankai Thol Chutney. Ridge gourd Chutney. Ribbed gourd chutney Beerakkai Chutney. Beerakkai Pachadi. Turai Chutney. Thurai Chutney.Here…I used only ridge gourd’s outer skin and not the pulp. I don’t like to waste the fiber load in it. If you feel awful to use ridge gourd’s skin… can change the ingredient to ‘pulp’ of it and continue to cook in the same fashion.


Ridge gourd outer skin 1 bowl(or one can use along with pulp)
Onion 1 small
Green chili 2-4
Urad dal 1 spoon
Channa dal 1 spoon
Tamarind paste 1/4 spoon


1. Wash ridge gourd and peel off the skin. use this skin alone to make this tovaiyal or one can use full gourd also.

2. In a pan add 1-2 spoons of oil and all the above said items and fry till the raw green color of gourd is gone. try to keep the whole process in low flame.

3. Grind it in a blender to a thick paste. If necessary one can still season it with mustard seeds.

This can be taken along with plain rice or with dosa. It is a good substitute for pudina chutney. It is also rich in dietary fibre. One can relish this healthy dish by just spending a few minutes.


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