Mar 20, 2008

Peerkangai Thovayal(RidgeGourd Thogayal)

This is yet another great thovayal from my mom.Thovayal/Thogayal are like a thicker version of chutey.Whenever I feel difficult to cook for the afternoon, I will go for this one.It goes well with plain rice,curd rice and chapati.Ridge gourd is like little spongy and sweet in flavour,so have to make spicy by adding some green chilies.The recipe is quite simple and saves lot of your time. Here goes the recipe!!!


Ridge gourd - 1(medium size)
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Chopped onion - 1/2cup
Sliced garlic cloves - 4
Tamarind - lemon size
Chopped green chili - 4
Channa dal - 4tsp
Cashews - 4
Coriander leaves

For seasoning:

Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1tsp
Hing - 1/1tsp
Red chilies - 3
Curry leaves - 1spring


Cut the ridge gourd into small cubes.Heat oil in the pan fry tamarind,garlic,green chilies,cashews and Channa dal one by one.Drain them and keep aside.
Heat oil in another pan add mustard seeds,cumin seeds and allow them to sputter.Now add onions and let the onion cook till slight brown color.Add ridge gourd and cook for some more minutes.If necessary add some water, close the lid and cook for another 5 mins.
Let it cool and grind with the fried ones.Add very little water and grind into smooth mixture.Transfer into bowl and add salt for your taste.
For seasoning when the oil is hot add red chilies,mustard seeds,urad dal,hing and curry leaves.Garnish the coriander leaves on the top of the chutney and pour the seasoning.

Serve hot with rice or chapathi.


Divya Vikram said...

I have nt prepared thois Dhivya..Nice and colourful dish..

Uma said...

Wow, looks wonderful. Nice pictures. Yum!

Cham said...

Colourful dish dear :) Nice picture

Seema said...

Thats a great chutney.. i love it with rice.

Pravs said...

wow. what gorgeous pictures ! looks tempting to try..have to get good ridge gourd.

sowmya said...

nice thovayal..nevr added onion and garlic..will do version is bit different..will try this method too..

It's all about passion for cooking said...

Hey..this dish looks very pretty and colorful, m sure taste also very good.

ranji said...

wow dhivya!!i love ridgegourd ..its one of my fav veg...i always make a simple upkari with it..but this is something different am seeing...looks very tasty and delicious....i would love to make this one day..

Lavi said...

This is my fav chutney dhivi..looks great too.


I too make this but its diff version! Looks nice!Next time i 'll try this one

easycrafts said...

Never tried anything with Ridgegourd...nice recipe

Jayashree said...

Lovely pic.....I haven't tried this before....sounds good.

Homecooked said...

Wow....lovely looking dish.Didnt know ridge gourd could turn out so well :)

Saswati said...

hey dhivya beutiful pic and avery different recipe:)..have tagged you for a meme.

Laavanya said...

I have only had chutney with peerkangai peels - not this way.. looks good!

priya said...

wow!looks wonderful..second pic looks great

sandhiya said...

colorful pictures divya...looks easy to make

Roopa said...

dhivs, thovayal is new for me:) it looks so easy and tasty. i will do it when v buys me my indian mixie soon:) have been missing doing recipes like coconut chutney and similar stuff:(

Suma Gandlur said...

So colorful. we make a different version though.

Kalai said...

I love peerkangai thuvaiyal! Your version looks delicious! :)

Sagari said...

pics look very temptinggg divya ,very nice recipe with ridgegourd

Meera said...

Wonderful recipe! Thanks for sharing

Daily Meals said...

Looks yummy...I too make this but in a slightly different way.

Dhivya said...

divya - do try divya:)thanks for ur comment

Uma and chma - Thanks girls:)

Seema - it tastes great with chapathi too

Prava - would love to hear ur feedback

Sowmya - thanks for ur comment dear

It's - tasted wonderful

Ranji - let me know how u liked them girl:)

Lavi - tastes great too lavi

Raks and EC- thank u girls for ur comments

Jaya - do try this:0u will like them for sure

Dhivya said...

HC - thanks dear

Saswati - thanks for tagging me dear

Laavanya - do try this this way too dear

Priya and sandhya - yeah..its east to make

Roopa - glad u like this roops:)

Suma 0 thanks for visiting my blog dear

Kalai - thanks kalai ;)

Sagari and meera - thanks girl for dropping by

Daily thanks dear for ur nice words

namita sankar said...

passion and dedication towards cooking ,this shws in the pic it really looks yum gonna try this for the forst time