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November 14, 2022

Ridge Gourd Peel Chutney | Ridge gourd skin chutney for rice – Peerkangai Thol Thogayal Recipe

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 Ridge gourd peel chutney

I learnt this ridge gourd peel chutney recipe for rice from my friend Shalini. We call it as Peerkangai thol thogayal in Tamil. Its a very simple and healthy recipe. Usually we discard the skin of ridge gourd. But it has so many health benefits. So we can make this yummy and healthy thogayal recipe with its skin and enjoy mixing with plain rice adding few drops of sesame oil or ghee. 

I love to pair it with appalam/ papad.  Hot rice mixed with this thogayal and appalam in its side tastes divine. Though this chutney is mainly served with rice, it tastes good with idli, dosa as well. 

Friends, do try this recipe and enjoy ! You will love it for sure. Lets see how to make Ridge gourd peel chutney / Peerkangai thol thogayal for rice with step by step pictures.

 Ridge gourd skin chutney

Ridge gourd peel chutney - Peerkangai thol thogayal recipe

Ridge gourd peel chutney - Peerkangai thol thogayal recipe

Ridge gourd peel chutney / Ridge gourd skin chutney - Peerkangai thol thogayal recipe for rice

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: 1/2 cup
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


  • Ridge gourd - 1 ( Peel the skin and use it)
  • Big onion - 1
  • Red chilli - 2 to 3
  • Tamarind - Small gooseberry size
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Grated coconut 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
To temper
  • Coconut oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Hing - a pinch
  1. Wash and peel the ridges of ridge gourd. Peel the skin, chop and set aside.
  2. You can use the flesh to make poriyal/ curry with it.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai. Roast urad dal, red chilli and add saute onion till golden in color. Add the ridge gourd peels/ skin and saute till it shrinks in size.
  4. Grind everything to a thick, smooth paste adding coconut, salt, tamarind and little water.
  5. Lastly temper the chutney with mustard seeds, curry leaves and hing. Mix well
  6. Mix with plain rice adding sesame oil or ghee and enjoy.
  • Wash and peel the ridges and remove it. Peel the skin and chop it. Set aside. You can use the flesh to make poriyal / kootu with it.

  • Heat oil in a kadai. Roast urad dal, red chilli, hing for a minute. Add onions and saute till its transparent. Add the chopped ridge gourd peel and saute till it shrinks in quantity. Switch off the flame. Add salt, tamarind, coconut and mix well. Cool down.
  • Ridge gourd peel chutney
  • Grind everything to a smooth and thick chutney. Heat oil and temper mustard seeds, curry leaves, hing and add to chutney. Mix well.
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  • Serve with plain rice adding ghee or sesame oil. Enjoy with papad / Appalam.


  • You can skip onion but it adds a great taste and flavor to the chutney.
  • Adding coconut is optional.
  • For variations, you can add a pinch of jaggery while grinding the chutney.
  • For bright green color, add a pinch of turmeric powder. 


Try this easy, healthy Ridge gourd peel chutney for rice, idli, dosa. You will love it.

Ridge gourd skin chutney

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