Ridge Gourd (Peerkanga) Chutney (Thogayal)

Blogging has introduced many new dishes in our dining table. It has made me open to trying a lot of vegetables too, which I have never tried before. I have never made anything with Ridge gourd before, until I saw this post from Valli.

But ever since the vegetable caught my attention, its in the monthly menu regularly. Why, its even there in my brother’s  shopping list now.

So thanks to blogging and thanks to all the bloggers there, who make cooking really interesting!


  • Ridge gourd                 :     1 small
  • Garlic                              :     3-4 pods
  • Red chilies                    :     3-4, per taste
  • Urad dal                         :      1 tbsp
  • Bengal Gram dal         :      1 tbsp
  • Salt
  • Oil


  1. Wash the ridge gourd and peel only the sharp edges of ridge gourd. Don’t skin them completely.
  2. Discard the sharp edges and chop the ridge gourd into 1″ pieces.
  3. Heat one tsp oil in a kadai, add all the ingredients except ridge gourd. Saute for a minute or two until the dals are browned a little. Move it to a mixer jar.
  4. In the same kadai, add the ridge gourd pieces. Cover and cook for about five minutes or until ridge gourd is cooked. When ridge gourd is cooked completely, take off the heat and let it cool.
  5. Grind the dal mix first in the blender and then add the cooked ridge gourd. Grind again until you get a thick semi coarse chutney.
  6. Serve with rice.

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24 thoughts on “Ridge Gourd (Peerkanga) Chutney (Thogayal)

  1. when it comes to ridge gourd, there is only one way that I like to eat them, because thats how i have been taught to eat it..but now this recipe excites me to look at the same old vegteables in my fridge with a new approach. . I cant wait to try peerkanga(liked the name)


  2. I tried ridge gourd once before and did not like it, however, this way of preparing it sounds like it would have a more pleasing consistency since it is ground.


  3. You’re right, I had never heard about that vegetable before!! I do find blogging is great too for all the great things you discover along the way (and people too!)


  4. My MIL made this for me when I was pregnant with my little one. I am addicted to it. But interstingly I have not made this lately. Will have to make it again. thanks for reminding :-)


  5. I guess I have to try this one to believe you Rajani…really I am no fan of ridge gourd, but I believe you…surely will give it a try:)…n I like these cute cups u have served chutney in.


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