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Ridgegourd / Beerakaya / Peerkkangai Skin Chutney

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My mom makes chutney(Thogayal) using Ridge Gourd(It is also known as Chinese Okra) and also using its skin. But I like the second version which is prepared using ridge gourd skin.

There are many methods to prepare this chutney but I always go for the below described method every time to save time. It goes good with both dosa and idly. It can be served with rice too.

Remember to prepare this chutney only when the ridge gourd is fresh and not giving any bitter taste. Check it by peeling the skin and taste a very small pinch of inside soft flesh. It should not taste bitter. So don’t discard the peel/ skin of the ridge gourd here after after making a curry. Instead, make this delicious chutney.

Here is the video of the same recipe.

Basic Information:

Preparation and Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Makes: 1 cup


Ridge gourd skins – 1 and 1/2 cup, roughly chopped (Skin/Peel from 2 big Ridge Ggurds)

Urad dal – 1 and 1/2 tablespoon

Tamarind – 1 small pinch, soak in 3 tablespoons of water

Salt – to taste

Dry red chillies – 4 nos

Asafoetida – a big pinch

Oil – 4 teaspoons

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon

Curry leaves – 1 string


1) Take a kadai/ frying pan. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in it.

2) Add urid dal and dry red chillies. Fry it till it releases nice aroma to the kitchen.

3) Transfer to a medium size plate.

4) In the same pan/kadai, add chopped ridge gourd skins. Fry till it get cooked and sometimes crispy.

5) Once done, transfer it to the same plate. Allow all the fried ingredients to cool to room temperature.

6) Then, Blend all the cooled ingredients along with soaked tamarind with its water. Make a fine paste of it. Add salt as per your taste.

7) Prepare a seasoning with remaining oil, mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves and add it to the prepared chutney.

8) Serve with dosa or idly.


1) I sometimes add a tablespoon of channa dal to prepare this chutney along with urad dal. If you pefer, please add it, there is a slight change in taste.

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Never heard of using the skin of this veg ๐Ÿ™‚ looks so good

Nalini's Kitchen

We do make the same way,looks so tempting ..

Reshmi Mahesh

Chutney looks yum…Never tried this chutney..

Suja Manoj

Tempting healthy chutney..yum

Sangeetha M

i love this thuvayal but here i don't find such fresh ridge gourds ๐Ÿ™ the skin won't be good enough to use…looks very yummy!!

divya tempting….


My favorite too Uma… love it.. wish you could send this to our Serve it event this month..

Jeyashris Kitchen

We too make this,Love your version. Super tempting clicks


new recipe to me,healthy & delish!!
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Hey this looks very tempting and is making me hungry!
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Nothing goes to waste…usually skin has more nutrients…


Mouth watering click ๐Ÿ™‚


We do it also .. lovely click

virunthu unna vaanga

Tempting chutney…
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Kaveri Venkatesh

My MIL makes this with slight variations..looks yum Uma

Vimitha Durai

Never tried this way. Will try soon. Looks nice Uma

Hamaree Rasoi

Wow something new to learn here..detailed pics are so clear to make one understand Uma..

Aruna Manikandan

healthy and delicious chutney uma ๐Ÿ™‚


this is my all time fav chutney…beautifully presented…

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I make this pachadi too. Yours came out so good and delicious ๐Ÿ™‚