Sunday, June 5, 2011

Peerkangai Thuvaiyal(Ridge Guard Chutney)

Thuvaiyal is one famous dish of south India which is similar to a chutney consistency. It can be be stored in a refrigerator upto a week. There are many versions of thuvaiyal which can be made with different vegetables, dhal etc. Here I have prepared with ridge guard which is tasty and healthy. It tastes great with white rice and ghee or as a side for roti/poori/dosai/curd rice.

Ridge Guard - Medium sized 2
Grated coconut - 3 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Urad Dal - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chilly - 3
Garlic pods - 2 (optional)
Salt - as needed
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp


  • Peel the skin of ridge guard, wash the inner portion and chop into small pieces.
  • Heat a pan, add a tsp of oil, add ridge guard pieces, fry well and cook until tender. Sprinkle water in between. Keep this aside.
  • In the same pan, add the remaining oil, add mustard seeds, hing, urad dal, garlic, red chilly, coconut. Fry well until coconut turns light brown.
  • Grind this along with cooked ridge guard, salt and turmeric in a blender adding very little water. The thuvaiyal should not be too dry/watery.
Thuvaiyal is ready to be served. Hope you all had a wonderful week end.