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. Saute for a minute or two. Cover and cook for about five minutes or until ridge gourd is cooked. You might have to add 1-2 tbsp of water to help with the cooking.
  4. When ridge gourd is cooked completely, take off the heat and let it cool. Add salt and grind in the mixer to a semi coarse chutney.
  5. Serve with rice.

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23 responses to “Ridge Gourd (Peerkanga) Chutney (Thogayal)

  1. what a nice dish and love your presentaion. Amazing picture Rajani…

  2. 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.

  3. 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 :-)

  4. 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!)

  5. Chef Mireille

    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.

  6. That’s great that you finally liked the veggie..:)..we love the chutney..

  7. This is our fav chutney and a very healthy , fiber rich vegetable ! Unique presentation!

  8. usha

    Love the depth of field in your pictures.. Nice presentation!

  9. 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)

  10. lovely clicks .. i love the way the sun filters through in on the (kitchen) counter :) Peerkanga thogayal is soo much my family fav.. havent made it in ages. shall do soon !

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  11. I luv this chutney…and the cute bowl…Nice click.

  12. Wat a delicious chutney, my kind of food, i can survive for many days with it..

  13. Beautiful clicks and love to have this chutney with steamed rice and drop of oil wow mouthwatering..

  14. i never made this ind chutney before. looks great

  15. Lovely click and healthy too

  16. Nice clicks. Though I’ve seen lots of recipes featuring ridge gourd, I’ve never used it so far.

  17. vidhya

    Love ridge guard chutney. helathy and yummy.

  18. Healthy Chutney!!! i have made chutney using ridgegourd peel, never knew can make it with the whole veggie!!! Those Cups look very cute!!!

  19. I saw another post today & was thinking i have to make this & i see ur post.. its all a sign :).. love the cups you served them in! Looks super cute!

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  20. Gayathri Kumar

    Delicious combination for idlis and curd rice. Chutney looks inviting…

  21. Aarthi

    chutney looks so flavourful..i love the pot so much..

  22. PJ

    Lovely chutney and tempting clicks :)

  23. Love the presentation and those cups.

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